Title

In situ synthesis of carbon nanotubes decorated with palladium nanoparticles using arc-discharge in solution method

Authors

Authors

D. Bera; S. C. Kuiry; M. McCutchen; S. Seal; H. Heinrich;G. C. Slane

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

HYDROGEN; STORAGE; GROWTH; WATER; TEMPERATURE; CATALYSIS; MECHANISM; PLATINUM; ONIONS; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A unique, simple, inexpensive, and one-step synthesis route to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) decorated with palladium nanoparticles using a simplified dc arc-discharge in solution is reported. Zero-loss energy filtered transmission electron microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy confirm the presence of 3 nm palladium nanoparticles. Such palladium nanoparticles form during the reduction of palladium tetra-chloro-square-planar complex. The deconvoluted x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy envelope shows the presence of palladium on the decorated CNTs. The energy dispersive spectroscopy suggests no functionalization of atomic chlorine to the sidewall of the CNTs. The presence of dislodged graphene sheets with wavy morphology supports the formation of CNTs through the "scroll mechanism." (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

96

Issue/Number

9

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

5152

Last Page

5157

WOS Identifier

WOS:000224799300065

ISSN

0021-8979

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