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Sonochemical decoration of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with nanocrystalline tin

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Abstract

A simple sonication route to decorate multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with crystalline tin nanoparticles is reported. The sonication process results in a uniform decoration of nanoparticles over the entire outer surface of the nanotubes. Acid-treated MWCNTs were exposed to ultrasonic radiation in a solution of SnCl2 in ethylene glycol under an N2 atmosphere. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction measurements, differential scanning calorimetry, transmission electron microscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The decoration is composed of metallic tin nanocrystals of size less than 5 nm. This technique is suggested as a general versatile method for decorating carbon nanotubes with other nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Sonochemical decoration of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with nanocrystalline tin

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The article was received on 09 Nov 2003, accepted on 24 Mar 2004 and first published on 16 Jul 2004


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B314397J
Citation: New J. Chem., 2004,28, 1056-1059
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    Sonochemical decoration of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with nanocrystalline tin

    L. Qiu, V. G. Pol, Y. Wei and A. Gedanken, New J. Chem., 2004, 28, 1056
    DOI: 10.1039/B314397J

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