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Title: An easy two-step microwave assisted synthesis of SnO2/CNT hybrids
Authors: Motshekga, SC
Pillai, SK
Ray, SS
Jalama, K
Krause, RWM
Keywords: Microwave
SnO2/CNT hybrids
Carbon nanotube
X-ray diffraction
Electron microscopy
Nanostructured materials
Nanotechnology
Ceramic engineering
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Citation: Motshekga, SC, Pillai, SK, Ray, SS et al. 2011. An easy two-step microwave assisted synthesis of SnO2/CNT hybrids. Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 32 (eds S. Mathur, S. S. Ray, S. Widjaja and D. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA.
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7906
Abstract: Tin oxide (SnO2) - decorated carbon nanotube (CNT) heterostructures were synthesized by microwave assisted wet impregnation method. CNTs of three different aspect ratios were compared. The hybrid samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, BET surface area analysis and DC conductivity measurement. The results showed that the microwave assisted synthesis is a very efficient method in producing CNTs that are heavily decorated by SnO2 nanoparticles in a very short time (total reaction time of 10 min.), irrespective of their length and diameter. The hybrids showed 100 times increase in electrical conductivity when compared to the unmodified CNTs.
Description: Motshekga, S. C., Pillai, S. K., Ray, S. S., Jalama, K. and Krause, R. W. (2011) An Easy Two-Step Microwave Assisted Synthesis of SnO2/CNT Hybrids, in Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 32 (eds S. Mathur, S. S. Ray, S. Widjaja and D. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118095362.ch14
URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118095362.ch14/summary
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5507
ISBN: 9781118059920
9781118095362
Appears in Collections:National Centre for nano-structured materials
Nanotechnology
Polymers and bioceramics
General science, engineering & technology

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