Sponge-like nickel and nickel nitride structures for catalytic applications

Menny Shalom, Valerio Molinari, Davide Esposito, Guylhaine Clavel, Debora Ressnig, Cristina Giordano, Markus Antonietti

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A safe and simple method to fabricate air-stable nickel nitride and nickel embedded in carbon and nitrogen matrix, with high surface area for catalytic applications, is presented. The new synthesis employs molten inorganic salts as the reaction media. The use of salt melt opens new possibilities for safe, simple, and cheap synthesis of metal nitrides and metals for energy-related applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272-1276
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8
StatePublished - 26 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • hydrogenation
  • nickel nitride
  • porous nickel
  • salt melt
  • solid state synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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