Platinum (Pt) Nanopowder/Nanoparticles General Description
Platinum nanopowders and nanoparticles range in size from 10 to 100 nm, typically, and usually appears as a fine black powder or brownish-red suspension. Of particular interest among nanoparticle researchers for its potential in nanotechnology and catalyst applications, platinum has already revealed its value in a wide array of industries. You can find out more about potential applications and configurations of platinum nanopowders, nanowires, and other platinum nanostructures by contacting SSNano directly.
Platinum (Pt) Nanopowder/Nanoparticles Applications
Anti-Biotic, anti-Fungal for plastics, coatings and textiles. When added to plastics, various coatings, or textiles in the manufacturing process, platinum nanopowders inhibit the growth, reproduction, and spread of bacteria and fungi.
Conductive effects. While platinum is a notable semi-conductor in its own right, the focus on interest in platinum nanopowders centers around its modification of the conductivity of other materials. It’s particularly useful in the doping of zinc oxide to produce a material with the unique characteristics of zinc oxide but with improved conductivity.
Catalytic applications. Platinum nanoparticles have seen extensive use in the industrial synthesis of nitric acid, the reduction of vehicle exhaust cases, the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles, and a host of other applications. The specific catalytic properties of platinum nanoparticles vary depending on the shape and size of the particle or particles utilized.
Nanotechnology research. Platinum nanopowder offers unique properties making it the center of substantial nanotechnology research. In addition to its potential as a catalyst and in medicine, platinum offers unique potential in the synthesis of novel materials with special properties.