Surface characterisation of template-synthesised multi-walled carbon nanotubes

M. R. Babaa, E. McRae, S. Delpeux, J. Ghanbaja, F. Valsaque, F. Béguin

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Abstract

Physisorption studies and transmission electron microscopy have been used to characterise multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) made by a template-synthesis technique. Microscopic investigations revealed formation of 'branched nanotubes' with significant irregularities in diameters and with structural defects on the external surfaces of the tubes. Krypton adsorption isotherms at 77 K were recorded; comparison of these isotherms with those obtained under the same conditions on well defined MWNTs made by the catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) technique is discussed in the light of the sample morphologies. The effect of annealing on the crystallinity of the surface is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume396
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 21 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Surface characterisation of template-synthesised multi-walled carbon nanotubes. / Babaa, M. R.; McRae, E.; Delpeux, S.; Ghanbaja, J.; Valsaque, F.; Béguin, F.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 396, No. 1-3, 21.09.2004, p. 49-53.

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Babaa, MR, McRae, E, Delpeux, S, Ghanbaja, J, Valsaque, F & Béguin, F 2004, 'Surface characterisation of template-synthesised multi-walled carbon nanotubes', Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 396, no. 1-3, pp. 49-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2004.07.070
Babaa, M. R. ; McRae, E. ; Delpeux, S. ; Ghanbaja, J. ; Valsaque, F. ; Béguin, F. / Surface characterisation of template-synthesised multi-walled carbon nanotubes. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 396, No. 1-3. pp. 49-53.
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