Efficient anchoring of silver nanoparticles on n-doped carbon nanotubes

Adalberto Zamudio, Ana L. Elías, Julio A. Rodríguez-Manzo, Florentino López-Urías, Geonel Rodríguez-Gattorno, Fabio Lupo, Manfred Rühle, David J. Smith, Humberto Terrones, David Díaz, Mauricio Terrones

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A single-step method to efficiently attach silver nanoparticles onto the surface of N-doped carbon nanotubes is discussed. N-doped multiwalled carbon nanotubes were obtained by aerosol thermolysis of solutions of ferrocene in benzylamine at 850° in an Ar atmosphere. Pure carbon MWNT were produced by using solutions of ferrocene in toulene during thermolysis. The result shows that carbon nanotubes exhibit a more uniform coverage with silver particles when compared to undoped nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-350
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Zamudio, A., Elías, A. L., Rodríguez-Manzo, J. A., López-Urías, F., Rodríguez-Gattorno, G., Lupo, F., ... Terrones, M. (2006). Efficient anchoring of silver nanoparticles on n-doped carbon nanotubes. Small, 2(3), 346-350. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200500348