J4 ›› 2011, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (10): 121-133.

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Nanoporous metals: a new class of nanostructured energy materials

DING Yi1,2   

  1. 1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, Shandong, China;
    2. Key Laboratory for LiquidSolid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials,
    Ministry of Education, Jinan 250100, Shandong, China
  • Received:2011-06-20 Online:2011-10-20 Published:2011-10-18


 Dealloyed nanoporous metals (NPMs) represent a new class of functional materials with unique structural properties such as high surface area, low density, high permeability, high electrical and thermal conductivity, and tunable structural features, which make them very attractive for important applications including catalysis, separation, and energy and environmental technologies. This article tends to provide an overview of the recent advances in this area, regarding their preparation, structure and interfacial properties. In particular, we will address their great potential as next generation electrode materials for new energy technologies.

Key words: Dealloying; nanoporous metals; nanomaterials; new energy technologies

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