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Title
Direct imaging of ALD deposited Pt nanoclusters inside the giant pores of MIL-101
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Abstract
MIL-101 giant-pore metal-organic framework (MOF) materials have been loaded with Pt nanoparticles using atomic layer deposition. The final structure has been investigated by aberration-corrected annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy under strictly controlled low-dose conditions. By combining the acquired experimental data with image simulations, the position of the small clusters within the individual pores of a metal-organic framework has been determined. The embedding of the Pt nanoparticles is confirmed by electron tomography, which shows a distinct ordering of the highly uniform Pt nanoparticles. The results show that atomic layer deposition is particularly well-suited for the deposition of individual nanoparticles inside MOF framework pores and that, upon proper regulation of the incident electron dose, annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy is a powerful tool for the characterization of this type of materials at a local scale.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Particle and particle systems characterization. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2016
ISSN
0934-0866
Volume/pages
33:7(2016), p. 382-387
ISI
000379970000006
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 21.03.2016
Last edited 04.07.2017
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