One-pot synthesis of carbon nanotube-graphene hybrids via syngas production

Odedairo, Taiwo, Ma, Jun, Gu, Yi, Chen, Jiuling, Zhao, X. S. and Zhu, Zhonghua (2014) One-pot synthesis of carbon nanotube-graphene hybrids via syngas production. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 5: 1418-1428. doi:10.1039/c3ta13871b

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Author Odedairo, Taiwo
Ma, Jun
Gu, Yi
Chen, Jiuling
Zhao, X. S.
Zhu, Zhonghua
Title One-pot synthesis of carbon nanotube-graphene hybrids via syngas production
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2050-7488
2050-7496
Publication date 2014-02-07
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/c3ta13871b
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 2
Issue 5
Start page 1418
End page 1428
Total pages 11
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher R S C
Language eng
Subject 1600 Chemistry
2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
2500 Materials Science
Abstract Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are limited by entanglement, and it is rather difficult to prevent graphene stacking in a polymer composite. These two challenges can be addressed by developing a MWCNT-graphene hybrid where MWCNTs and graphene are born as twins. We in this study employed a syngas production method using microwave irradiation for a one-pot synthesis of porous, crumpled and loose MWCNT-graphene hybrids, investigated the substrate compositions, measured their performance as electrodes for energy storage devices, and proposed the synthesis mechanisms. A number of hybrids, including MWCNT-graphene, MWCNT-cup-stacked CNT and MWCNT-graphitic nanofiber, were synthesized on Cr-Ni, Fe-Ni and Ni-CeO2 substrates, respectively. TEM analysis shows that the two challenges have been markedly addressed in the hybrids. They performed better in terms of capacitive properties than commercial MWCNTs.
Keyword Chemistry, Physical
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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