Fabrication of Nanoparticles Supported on Metal Oxides by PS-PVP Block Copolymer Encapsulation Method
Nanoparticles (Au, Pt, Ru) supported on metal oxides (TiO2, Heteropoly Acid) were prepared by PS-PVP block copolymer encapsulation method. It was confirmed by XPS analysis that the oxidation state of metal is 0 after calcination, which indicates the complete removal of polymer. Synthesized catalysts were characterized by TEM, SEM-EDS, and UV-VIS spectroscopy and it was observed that synthesis and calcination conditions, and the interaction between nanoparticle and metal oxide affected significantly the particle size of metal on the surface of metal oxide. When two different metal precursors were diffused into the core of inversed micelles, nano alloy could be synthesized and the composition of nano alloy was controlled by varying the ratio between the two metal precursors.
Chang Kyu Rhee
G. P. Kim et al., "Fabrication of Nanoparticles Supported on Metal Oxides by PS-PVP Block Copolymer Encapsulation Method", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 119, pp. 17-20, 2007