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Quantitative analysis of core-shell nanoparticle catalysts by scanning transmission electron microscopy

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This thesis concerns the application of aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) to the quantitative analysis of industrial Pd-Pt core-shell catalyst nanoparticles. High angle annular dark field imaging (HAADF), an incoherent imaging mode, is used to determine particle size distribution and particle morphology of various particle designs with differing amounts of Pt coverage. The limitations to imaging, discrete tomography and spectral analysis imposed by the s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Research group:
Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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