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Structural and surface features of multiwall carbon nanotube

Hembram, KPSS and Mohan G, Rao (2011) Structural and surface features of multiwall carbon nanotube. In: Applied Surface Science, 257 (13). pp. 5503-5507.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.12.132


We present the direct evidence of defective and disorder places on the surface of multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT), visualizing the presence of amorphous carbon at those sites. These defective surfaces being higher in energy are the key features of functionalization with different materials. The interaction of the pi orbital electrons of different carbon atoms of adjacent layers is more at the bent portion, than that of regular portion of the CNT. Hence the tubular structure of the bent portion of nanotubes is spaced more than that of regular portion of the nanotubes, minimizing the stress. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Applied Surface Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Carbon nanotube;Surface;Defects;Functionalization
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2011 11:51
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2011 11:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36384

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