Publication
Title
Study of the interaction between copper and carbon nanotubes
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Abstract
Copper deposited by thermal evaporation onto pristine and oxygen plasma treated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) diffuse over the CNT surface, coalescing and forming crystalline islands. The nucleation sites of the islands are preferentially defects, and more homogeneous island dispersion was observed at the CNT oxygen functionalized surface. The presence of weakly bound oxygen atoms at the CNT surface induces the formation of CuO bonds at the Cu/CNT interface, as described through density functional calculations. Exposure to air allows further oxidation to facetted crystalline Cu2O. Oxygen plasma pre-treatment represents a promising route for homogenous disperse Cu2O nanoparticle decoration of CNTs.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemical physics letters. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
0009-2614
Volume/pages
535(2012), p. 80-83
ISI
000303437900015
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 09.05.2012
Last edited 08.07.2017
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