Nanoparticle catalysts for electrochemistry
Nanoparticle catalyst properties
Nikalyte’s nanoparticles are ideal suited to electrocatalysis due to the precise control over nanoparticle properties such as size, structure and alloy composition. The nanoparticles are formed in vacuum from 99.00% pure solid source material, so there are no ligands or hydrocarbons on the surface, meaning that the nanoparticle surface is clean and able to take place in reactions.
Materials for catalysis
Platinum is still the material of choice as a catalyst for many electrochemical reactions, including the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction for water splitting. Platinum nanoparticles can be generated simply and quickly in the NL50 bench top deposition tool. The easy to use and compact NL50 has been designed specifically for the preparation of platinum group metals, including platinum, ruthenium and iridium. Deposit Platinum nanoparticles with controlled size using the NL-QMS mass filter
To achieve cost effective hydrogen production, it is essential to have electrocatalysts that minimize energy wastage by reducing overpotentils in the Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER). Additionally. Iriduim and Ruthenium are still the best performing OER catalysts due to their stability under aggressive conditions.
Copper oxide nanoparticle cathodes are considered to be highly efficient and selective catalysts for producing multi carbon products such as ethylene through the Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reaction (CO2RR). Deposit copper oxide nanoparticles using the NL50 nanoparticle deposition system with a single automated process with repeatable loading control.