Publication
Title
Electronic structure of Pd nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes
Author
Abstract
The effect of the oxygen plasma treatment on the electronic states of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) is analyzed by X-ray photoemission measurements (XPS) and UPS, both using synchrotron radiation. It is found that the plasma treatment effectively grafts oxygen at the CNT-surface. Thereafter, the interaction between evaporated Pd and pristine or oxygen plasma-treated MWCNTs is investigated. Pd is found to nucleate at defective sites, whether initially present or introduced by oxygen plasma treatment. The plasma treatment induced a uniform dispersion of Pd clusters at the CNT-surface. The absence of additional features in the Pd 3d and C I s core levels spectra testifies that no Pd-C bond is formed. The shift of the Pd 3d core level towards high-binding energy for the smallest clusters is attributed to the Coulomb energy of the charged final state. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Micron. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2009
ISSN
0968-4328
Volume/pages
40:1(2009), p. 74-79
ISI
000261420900015
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 24.02.2012
Last edited 05.12.2017