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Metallic Li in carbonaceous nanotubes grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition from ametalorganic precursor

Das, Mahua and Bittencourt, C and Pireaux, J-J and Shivashankar, SA (2008) Metallic Li in carbonaceous nanotubes grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition from ametalorganic precursor. In: Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 22 (11). pp. 647-658.

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Metallic Li in carbonaceous nanostructures was obtained in high concentration (as much as 33.4%) through metalorganic chemical vapor deposition involving certain lithium–aminoalkyl moieties, which are formed in situ, by decomposition of a precursor containing both cobalt and lithium. The bimetallic complex containing both lithium and cobalt was characterized by IR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, elemental analysis and thermogravimetric analysis. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements performed on the as-grown films demonstrate that lithium can be stable in metallic form in such a film. Results of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis of the as-grown films are presented as direct evidence of the formation and stabilization ofmetallic lithium in carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes, encapsulating metallic lithium, can potentially act as a miniaturized nanobattery. Such a battery would be potentially useful in the next generation of communication and remote sensing devices, where a pulse of current is required for their operation. In addition,with metallic lithium, having an effective nuclear magnetic moment, such materials can be envisioned to show potential applications in devices based on nuclearmagnetic resonances.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Applied Organometallic Chemistry
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: lithium aminoalkyl moiety; precursor; MOCVD; metallic lithium encapsulated in carbon nanotubes; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 10:44
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/16775

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