Potassium intercalated multiwalled carbon nanotubes

J. C. Chacón-Torres, S. Dzsaber, S. M. Vega-Diaz, J. Akbarzadeh, H. Peterlik, J. Kotakoski, G. Argentero, J. C. Meyer, T. Pichler, F. Simon, M. Terrones, S. Reich

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Full intralayer potassium intercalation in multiwalled carbon nanotubes MWCNTs was achieved by carefully engineering the nanotube morphology (length, width, and number of layers). The complete intercalation induced a high doping resulting in metallic nanotubes with a bright golden color. The successful intercalation of MWCNTs serves as a first step for obtaining controlled graphene nano-ribbons through exfoliation and potentially preparing superconducting nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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