Currently the following calls for literature studies, only for master students of nanomaterials science at Utrecht University, are open. If you are interested please directly contact the indicated supervisor(s).
Supervisor(s): Kristiaan Helfferich (MCC group, please contact via firstname.lastname@example.org)
Title: Methods to characterize metal-metal interactions in supported bimetallic nanoparticles
Supported bimetallic nanoparticles are of great interest in heterogeneous catalysis for their modified properties as opposed to monometallic nanoparticles through their modified electronics and structure. However, understanding the mechanisms behind these modifications is difficult as the addition of another metal adds complexity. The purpose of this literature review is to identify and describe how characterization techniques, bulk or local probing, using spectroscopy, microscopy or diffraction can be employed to study bimetallic nanoparticles in the context of catalysis