Synthesis of monodispersed nanoparticles functionalized carbon nanotubes in plasma-ionic liquid interfacial fields

Kazuhiko Baba, Toshiro Kaneko, Rikizo Hatakeyama, Kenichi Motomiya, Kazuyuki Tohji

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Metal nanoparticles intercalated into and encapsulated inside single-walled (SWNTs) and double-walled (DWNTs) carbon nanotubes are synthesized using a plasma technique combined with the introduction of ionic liquids under low gas pressures. Owing to the synthesis in nano-spaces of the SWNTs and DWNTs as a template, high-density and monodispersed metal nanoparticles are realized, which could be applied to specific composite-nanodevices based on carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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