Spectroscopic study of nitrogen doping of multi-walled carbon nanotubes

S. Enouz, J. L. Bantignies, M. R. Babaa, L. Alvarez, P. Parent, F. Le Normand, O. Stéphan, P. Poncharal, A. Loiseau, B. P. Doyle

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Combined spatially resolved electron-energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and high resolution near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy have been used to investigate the nitrogen doping of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (N-MWNT). EELS indicates that most of the tubes are nitrogen-doped. NEXAFS spectroscopy reveals pyridine-like and nitrile N structures. High resolution NEXAFS experiments show that the main nitrogen concentration originates from a high amount of molecular N2 encapsulated into only a small quantity of tubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3524-3527
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007


  • Nanotubes
  • Nitrogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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