Alumina coated nickel nanoparticles as a highly active catalyst for dry reforming of methane

Elham Baktash, Patrick Littlewood, Reinhard Schomäcker, Arne Thomas, Peter C. Stair

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Alumina coated nickel nanoparticles were prepared employing atomic layer deposition (ALD) on nickel oxide (NiO) nanoparticles and subsequent reduction of the NiO core. The materials showed impressive activity and stability for dry reforming of methane at elevated temperatures (700-800. °C), especially when compared to the uncoated and reduced NiO nanoparticles. The stabilization against sintering at high temperatures is the crucial factor explaining the high catalytic activity of alumina coated Ni nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015



  • Atomic layer deposition (ALD)
  • Core-shell structures
  • Dry reforming of methane (DRM)
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nickel oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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