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Issue 12, 2019

A seed-mediated growth of gold nanoparticles inside carbon nanotube fibers for fabrication of multifunctional nanohybrid fibers with enhanced mechanical and electrical properties

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Abstract

The seed-mediated growth strategy of Au nanoparticles (Au NPs) inside carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers is demonstrated to greatly improve their mechanical and electrical properties and provide a function for catalytic applications. The resulting Au NP@CNT nanocomposite fibers exhibit 100% knot efficiency, catalytic activity and considerably enhanced modulus, tensile strength, and electrical conductivity from 7 GPa, 109 MPa and 1300 S cm−1 to 24 GPa, 351 MPa and 3600 S cm−1, respectively. The enhancement mechanism is also revealed by systematic characterization and theoretical simulations.

Graphical abstract: A seed-mediated growth of gold nanoparticles inside carbon nanotube fibers for fabrication of multifunctional nanohybrid fibers with enhanced mechanical and electrical properties

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Submitted
27 Dec 2018
Accepted
24 Feb 2019
First published
25 Feb 2019

Nanoscale, 2019,11, 5295-5303
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Paper

A seed-mediated growth of gold nanoparticles inside carbon nanotube fibers for fabrication of multifunctional nanohybrid fibers with enhanced mechanical and electrical properties

Y. Kim, J. Park, H. S. Jeong, M. Park, S. Baik, D. S. Lee, H. Rho, H. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. Kim and Y. Kim, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 5295 DOI: 10.1039/C8NR10446H

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