Ultrasonic phosphate bonding of nanoparticles

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  • Geraldine Merle
  • Bruce Lennox
  • Reza Rabiei
  • François Barthelat
  • Jake E. Barralet

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • McGill University


Low intensity ultrasound-induced radicals interact with surface adsorbed orthophosphate to bond nanoparticles with high mechanical strength and surface area. Dissimilar materials could be bonded to form robust metallic, ceramic, and organic composite microparticles. 3D nanostructures of a hydrated and amorphous electrocatalyst with carbon nanotubes were also constructed which exceeded the resistance-limited efficiency of 2D electrodes.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5953-5958
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2013


  • catalysis, joining, nanoparticles, ultrasound, xerogel