Aligned carbon nanotube/silicon carbide hybrid materials with high electrical conductivity, superhydrophobicity and superoleophilicity

Benito Román-Manso, Sofía M. Vega-Díaz, Aaron Morelos-Gómez, Mauricio Terrones, Pilar Miranzo, Manuel Belmonte

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Abstract

Silicon carbide (SiC) cellular ceramic skeletons based on ceramic pillars of 250 lm in diameter and porous micro-channels of 700 lm were used as support to grow long and aligned crystalline carboxyl functionalized carbon nanotubes (COx) by floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition. The resulting hybrid COx/SiC material retained water and allowed the flow of oils and gasoline through the specimen, showing, thus, superhydrophobic and superoleophilic properties. In addition, the developed hybrid material exhibited high electrical conductivity with a good ohmic contact at the COx-SiC interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-126
Number of pages7
JournalCarbon
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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