Multiphoton lithography of nanocrystalline platinum and palladium for site-specific catalysis in 3D microenvironments

Lauren D. Zarzar, B. S. Swartzentruber, Jason C. Harper, Darren R. Dunphy, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Joanna Aizenberg, Bryan Kaehr

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Integration of catalytic nanostructured platinum and palladium within 3D microscale structures or fluidic environments is important for systems ranging from micropumps to microfluidic chemical reactors and energy converters. We report a straightforward procedure to fabricate microscale patterns of nanocrystalline platinum and palladium using multiphoton lithography. These materials display excellent catalytic, electrical, and electrochemical properties, and we demonstrate high-resolution integration of catalysts within 3D defined microenvironments to generate directed autonomous particle and fluid transport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4007-4010
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 7 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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