Gaseous N2 has been efficiently introduced in the hollow cavities of aligned CN(x) nanotubes (15-80 nm od) by pyrolysing a jet (spray) solution of Fe(C5H5)2 and PhCH2NH2 in an Ar atmosphere at 850 °C; the aligned material consist of large arrays (2.5 cm2) of CN(x) (x < 0.05) 'bamboo-like' nanotubes (< 100 μm in length); high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) line-scans and elemental mapping studies reveal that N gas was encapsulated within the hollow compartments of the CN(x) nanotubes; these results demonstrate for the first time, that CN(x) nanotubes can be used to fabricate gas storage components.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry