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Title: Engineering solvothermal reactions to produce multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Authors: Choucair, M
Gong, B
Stride, JA
Keywords: Carcon nanotubes
Temperature range 0065-0273 K
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2012
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Choucair, M., Gong, B., & Stride, J. A. (2012). Engineering solvothermal reactions to produce multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14(6), Article Number 901.
Abstract: Large multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have been synthesized by the reaction of polytetrafluoroethylene and ethanol with metallic lithium under solvothermal conditions. Production of the MWCNTs depends on a series of coupled reactions that utilize the liberation of chemical energy in the thermo-dynamically closed system. Various characterization studies show tubes with diameters of 50-150 nm and micrometer lengths. The interwall spacing was found to be 0.39 +/- 0.04 nm. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy reveals the tubes are functionalized with up to 2.2 %/wt. fluorine and 6.0 %/wt. oxygen. © 2012, Springer.
Gov't Doc #: 4654
ISSN: 1388-0764
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