A simple method for coating carbon nanotubes with Co-B amorphous alloy

ZJ Liu, ZD Xu, ZY Yuan, WX Chen, Wuzong Zhou, LM Peng

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Abstract

A simple chemical method was employed to coat carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a layer of Co-B amorphous alloy. This technique involved a redox reaction using KBH4 as reducing agent and Na-2[Co(OH)(4)] complex as cobalt precursor. The amorphous character of the Co-B alloy was confirmed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and Xray diffractogram analysis (XRD). These coated carbon nanotubes may be of great interest in magnetic research and as highly active catalysts in heterogeneous catalysis. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1344
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume57
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • chemical treatment
  • Co-B amorphous alloy
  • transmission electron microscopy
  • CONFINED REACTION
  • CARBIDE NANORODS
  • DECORATION
  • PARTICLES
  • DEHYDROGENATION
  • NANOPARTICLES
  • HYDROGENATION
  • BOROHYDRIDE
  • CATALYSIS
  • REDUCTION

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