In this study we report the synthesis and thermal characterization of multiwall carbon nanotubes containing zeolite based nano-composites. Three different zeolites (LTA, F AU and MFI) were used in this study and it was observed that the morphologies of the synthesized nanocomposites were significantly different. For FAU zeolite nanocrystals with a few nm in diameter were nucleated on the nanotubes covering their surface, however, for LTA and MFI zeolites bulky crystals with nanotubes crossing them were observed by transmission electron microscopy. One of the most important results of our study was the generation of secondary mesoporosity in the zeolites after removing the carbon nanotubes.
- Secondary mesoporosity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry