Ag Nanowires Coated with Ag/Pd Alloy Sheaths and Their Use as Substrates for Reversible Absorption and Desorption of Hydrogen

  • Sun Y
  • Tao Z
  • Chen J
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Abstract

When the surfaces of Ag nanowires were coated with thin sheaths of Pd/Ag alloys, they exhibited hydrogen absorption/desorption behaviors and capacities similar to those of pure Pd powders or nanotubes. The stronger mechanical strengths of these cable-like nanostructures also allowed them to undergo more absorption/desorption cycles with no morphological changes. These nanostructures can be used as a good model system to study the interaction between hydrogen and metal alloys with relatively low concentrations of Pd (

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Authors

  • Yugang Sun

  • Zhanliang Tao

  • Jun Chen

  • Thurston Herricks

  • Younan Xia

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