Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Phys.
HYDROGEN; STORAGE; GROWTH; WATER; TEMPERATURE; CATALYSIS; MECHANISM; PLATINUM; ONIONS; Physics, Applied
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."
Journal of Applied Physics
Bera, Debasis; Kuiry, Suresh C.; McCutchen, Matthew; Seal, Sudipta; Heinrich, Helge; and Slane, Grady C., "In situ synthesis of carbon nanotubes decorated with palladium nanoparticles using arc-discharge in solution method" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4211.