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Aqueous-synthesis of metal hydroxide nanoplates and platinum/nickel hydroxide hybrid nanostructures for enhancing the electrocatalytic properties
We successfully synthesized metal hydroxide (Ni(OH)2 and Co(OH)2) nanoplates and platinum/nickel hydroxide hybrid nanostructures (Pt/Ni(OH)2) in an aqueous solution. Transmission electron microscopy studies of the Pt/Ni(OH)2 hybrid nanostructures revealed that a number of 3 nm-sized Pt nanoparticles were well dispersed on the surface of each Ni(OH)2 nanoplate. The Pt/Ni(OH)2 hybrid nanostructures exhibited enhanced electrocatalytic properties due to synergetic effect of Ni(OH)2 and Pt.
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