Mechanical and chemical breaking of multiwalled carbon nanotubes

Krisztián Niesz, Andrea Siska, István Vesselényi, Klara Hernadi, Dóra Méhn, Gábor Galbács, Zoltán Kónya, Imre Kiricsi

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Catalytically prepared multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were cut and functionalised by mechanical and/or chemical methods. Products were characterised by transmission electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy and BET method. It can be concluded that physical and chemical breaking procedures complete each other very well. With certain MWNT samples containing surface oxides preliminary investigations were done for testing them as catalyst support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Mechanical and chemical breaking
  • Pt/carbon catalyst
  • Surface functional groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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