Project Will Provide Reaction Kinetics Data for Deterministic Synthesis of Metallic Nanocrystals

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Researchers led by Younan Xia, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, have studied the kinetics of autocatalytic reactions used to make colloidal metal nanocrystals suitable for catalytic, biomedical, photonic, electronic and other uses. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech).

Comparison of the activation energies involved in the autocatalytic surface reduction for the growth of palladium nanocrystals. (Credit: Xia laboratory, Georgia Tech)