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Direct growth of carbon nanotubes onto titanium dioxide nanoparticles.

Dechakiatkrai, C, Chen, J, Lynam, C, Wetchakul, N, Phanichphant, S and Wallace, GG (2009) Direct growth of carbon nanotubes onto titanium dioxide nanoparticles. J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 9 (2). pp. 955-959.

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Abstract

Multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were successfully deposited on a TiO2 nanoparticle film via thermal chemical vapour deposition (CVD) using iron(III) as the catalyst, which was loaded into the titanium isopropoxide precursor solution. The properties of the TiO2/MWNTs nanocomposite was characterized using Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), 4-point probe conductivity measurements and cyclic voltammetry. Preliminary investigations on this TiO2/MWNTs nanocomposite as an anode material for Li-ion batteries shows a high reversible capacity of 268 mAh g(-1) with improved cycling stability compared with a mechanically blended composite.

Item Type: Article
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Dechakiatkrai, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chen, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lynam, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wetchakul, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Phanichphant, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wallace, GGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : February 2009
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2009.C062
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:25
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2981

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