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Fibers, Volume 5, Issue 2 (June 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Palladium (Pd) nanoparticles were blended into a solution of a sacrificial polymer and an aluminum [...] Read more. Palladium (Pd) nanoparticles were blended into a solution of a sacrificial polymer and an aluminum sol gel precursor to form alumina fibers containing palladium particles ranging from 5–20 nm. Fibers were calcined at different temperatures of 650 °C and 1150 °C to remove the polymer and oxidize the aluminum. As calcination temperature increased, the alumina crystal structure changed from amorphous at 650 °C to alpha crystal structure at 1150 °C. Higher calcination temperatures led to higher reaction temperatures from 250 to about 450 °C for total conversion, indicating that the effective reactivity of the fiber-supported catalysts decreased with increasing calcination temperature. View Paper here.