Title

Direct growth of carbon nanotubes onto titanium dioxide nanoparticles

RIS ID

79971

Publication Details

Dechakiatkrai, C., Chen, J., Lynam, C., Wetchakul, N., Phanichphant, S. & Wallace, G. G. (2009). Direct growth of carbon nanotubes onto titanium dioxide nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9 (2), 955-959.

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.

Grant Number

ARC/FF0669110

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2009.C062