Synthesis of well-defined iron nanoparticles on a spherical model support

N.A Mohd Zabidi, P. Moodley, P.C. Thüne, J.W. Niemantsverdriet

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    Spherical model catalysts consisting of SiO2-sphere-supported iron nanoparticles were prepared using the colloidal synthesis approach, the reverse microemulsion and the ammonia deposition methods. Amongst these synthesis methods, the colloidal synthesis approach was found to be the most promising synthesis route for the Fe/SiO2 model catalysts. The modified colloidal synthesis method produced nearly monodisperse spherical-shaped iron oxide nanoparticles with average diameters of 6.2±0.9 nm on the SiO2 spheres. Morphological changes were observed on the spherical Fe/SiO2 model catalysts after the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) reaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18-21 November 2008, Shah Alam, Selandor, Malaysia
    EditorsM. Rusop, T. Soga
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0673-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2008 Nanoscience and nanotechnology -
    Duration: 18 Nov 200821 Nov 2008

    Publication series

    NameAIP Conference Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)0094-243X


    Conference2008 Nanoscience and nanotechnology

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