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Study of catalysts constituted by gold and palladium nanoparticles deposited on different metal oxide supports

Grant number: 10/17953-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Physical Metallurgy
Principal researcher:Pedro Augusto de Paula Nascente
Grantee:Silvia Sálua Maluf
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:07/54829-5 - Electronic and geometric structure of nano-materials: synchrotron radiation studies, AP.TEM


The research to be performed involves the study of gold and palladium nanoparticles supported on different metallic oxides. Several characterization techniques will be employed: XPS, XRD, TEM, and XAS. The main goal will be the understanding of these materials role as highly active catalysts for CO oxidation reactions. (AU)

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