Exploring a platinum nanocatalytic microcombustion-thermoelectric coupled device. This work aimed to create a first-generation power device for eventual application to portable electronics. A platinum nanoparticle catalytic substrate was employed in a microcombustion-thermoelectric coupled MTC device for the purpose of chemical-to-electrical energy conversion. Multiple microcombustion reactors were designed, fabricated, and investigated. Most importantly, the reactor configuration was designed to accommodate thermoelectric generators TEGs for power production. Temperature studies with catalytic combustion of methanol-air fuel mixtures were used to evaluate the thermal power generation performance of each reactor.
"BLACK PHOSPHORUS QUANTUM DOTS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND UTILIZ" by Charles Alfred Ayotte
Platinum nanoparticles are usually in the form of a suspension or colloid of nanoparticles of platinum in a fluid , usually water. A colloid is technically defined as a stable dispersion of particles in a fluid medium liquid or gas. Spherical platinum nanoparticles can be made with sizes between about 2 and nanometres nm , depending on reaction conditions. Nanoparticles come in wide variety of shapes including spheres, rods, cubes,  and tetrahedra. Platinum nanoparticles are the subject of substantial research,    with potential applications in a wide variety of areas. These include catalysis ,  medicine,  and the synthesis of novel materials with unique properties.
Density functional theory applied to metallic nanoparticles
Oxidative stress-dependent inflammatory diseases represent a major concern for the population's health worldwide. Biocompatible nanomaterials with enzymatic properties could play a crucial role in the treatment of such pathologies. In this respect, platinum nanoparticles PtNPs are promising candidates, showing remarkable catalytic activity, able to reduce the intracellular reactive oxygen species ROS levels and impair the downstream pathways leading to inflammation.
Nanoparticular diamond is a promising material that can be used as a robust and chemically stable catalytic support. It has been studied and characterized physically and electrochemically, in its powder and thin film forms. This thesis work intends to demonstrate that undoped diamond nanoparticles DNPs and boron-doped diamond nanoparticles BDDNPs can be used as an electrode and a catalytic support material for platinum and ruthenium catalysts. The electrochemical properties of diamond nanoparticle electrodes, fabricated using the ink paste method, were investigated. The purified material was characterized by spectroscopic and surface science techniques.