Porous Silicon Nanocomposites With Palladium Nanoparticles For Renewable Energy Sources
Palladium nanoparticles supported on porous silicon of n- and p- type were synthesized by chemical reduction in reverse micelles water-organic solutions with anionic surfactant – AOT. The degree of porosity, conductivity type, pore geometry of the silicon matrix, and precursor parameters affect the size, shape, and charge state of the palladium catalysts. The nanocomposites were investigated by electron microscopy and cyclic voltammetry methods. The possibility of using the obtained nanocomposites as high performance electrodes for innovative engineering technologies of renewable energy sources is demonstrated.
Keywords— Palladium Nanoparticles, Porous Silicon, Nanocomposites, Cyclic Voltammetry.