Platinum nanopowder has a high catalytic activity and is used widely in catalysis, batteries, fuel cells, capacitors and sensors. They are used in the synthesis of counter electrode in dyes sensitized solar cells. Since it is difficult to directly use platinum nanoparticle as the electrode, they are usually surface supported on graphene or multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
P-MITE™ powders and dispersions are Platinum (Pt) nanoparticles, nanodots or nanopowder. Nanoscale Platinum Particles are typically 10 - 100 nanometers (nm) with specific surface area (SSA) up to 45 m2/g. These nanospheres are ideal candidates as a novel technology for low platinum automotive catalysts and for single-nanotechnology research.
Platinum Nanoparticles are also available in Ultra high purity and high purity and coated and dispersed forms. They are also available as a dispersion through the AE Nanofluid production group. Nanofluids are generally defined as suspended nanoparticles in solution either using surfactant or surface charge technology.
Nanofluid dispersion and coating selection technical guidance is also available. Other nanostructures include nanorods, nanowhiskers, nanohorns, nanopyramids and other nanocomposites. Surface functionalized nanoparticles allow for the particles to be preferentially adsorbed at the surface interface using chemically bound polymers.
Nanoscale platinum powders possess improved reaction rates compared to bulk powders owing to their high surface area. Platinum nanopowders have found use in applications including in fuel cells and oxidation catalysts.