Controllable synthesis and characterization of alumina/MWNT nanocomposites

Zoltán Németh, Kata Markó, András Erdohelyi, Lá szlóForró, Klara Hernadi

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to develop a controllable synthesis pathway which produces a stable alumina layer on the surface of carbon nanotubes by impregnation method. Precursor compounds such as aluminium isopropoxide and aluminium-acetylacetonate were used to cover the surface of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) under different solvent conditions. Asprepared alumina coverages were characterized by TEM, SEM, SEM-EDX, TG and X-ray diffraction techniques. Results revealed that homogeneous coverage can be achieved in a controllable way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2480-2483
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume248
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Alumina coverage
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanocomposite materials
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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