Fabrication and characterization of Pd Nanoparticles

S. Yagi, H. Sumida, K. Miura, T. Nomoto, K. Soda, G. Kutluk, H. Namatame, M. Taniguchi
2006 e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology  
A size and condensation controlled Pd nanoparticle is reported. The Pd nanoparticles are prepared by a gas condensation method with He gas, so called dry process. A fabrication of the nanoparticle by means of the dry process is an excellent way, because there are little contaminations on the most lateral surface of the nanoparticle than the nanoparticle by the wet process. Characterizations by TEM and AFM show that the fabricated Pd nanoparticle has a spherical shape, a few nm size in diameter
more » ... nd highly dispersed on the substrate. It is found that there are two chemical states in the Pd nanoparticle. One is an oxidized part at the surface and the other is a bulk part.
doi:10.1380/ejssnt.2006.258 fatcat:k72c4cpy2bho7e763esfaah5rq