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The decoration of carbon nanotubes by metal nanoparticles

Satishkumar, BC and Vogl, Erasmus M and Govindaraj, A and Rao, CNR (1996) The decoration of carbon nanotubes by metal nanoparticles. In: Journal of Physics D, 29 (12). pp. 3173-3176.

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Acid-treated carbon nanotubes have been decorated with nanoscale Au, Pt and Ag clusters by employing several procedures. The nature and extent of metal coverage can be varied by changing the concentration of the metal compound or by mild sonication (treatment with ultrasound). The metal clusters seem to get deposited on the acidic surface sites of the nanotubes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physics D
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9326

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