Decoration of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with semiconductor nanoparticles using atomic layer deposition

Anna Szabó, László Péter Bakos, Dániel Karajz, Tamás Gyulavári, Zsejke Réka Tóth, Zsolt Pap, Imre Miklós Szilágyi, Tamás Igricz, Bence Parditka, Z. Erdélyi, K. Hernádi

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Abstract

Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs or "CNT forest") were decorated with semiconductor particles (TiO 2 and ZnO) by atomic layer deposition (ALD). Both the structure and morphology of the components were systematically studied using scanning (SEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods. Characterization results revealed that the decoration was successful in the whole bulk of VACNTs. The effect of a follow-up heat treatment was also investigated and its effect on the structure was proved. It was attested that atomic layer deposition is a suitable technique for the fabrication of semiconductor/vertically aligned carbon nanotubes composites. Regarding their technological importance, we hope that semiconductor/CNT forest nanocomposites find potential application in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1095
JournalMaterials
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Semiconductor particles
  • Semiconductor/CNT forest nanocomposites
  • Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Szabó, A., Bakos, L. P., Karajz, D., Gyulavári, T., Tóth, Z. R., Pap, Z., Szilágyi, I. M., Igricz, T., Parditka, B., Erdélyi, Z., & Hernádi, K. (2019). Decoration of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with semiconductor nanoparticles using atomic layer deposition. Materials, 12(7), [1095]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12071095