SiO2-coated carbon nanotubes: theory and experiment

Torsten Seeger, Thomas Köhler, Thomas Frauenheim, Nicole Grobert, Mauricio Terrones, Gotthard Seifert, Manfred Rühle

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A novel route is reported for the processing of nanocomposites consisting of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) embedded in amorphous SiO2. SiO2 is used for the sintered composite matrix and SiOx either for the unsintered or for the interface region with the MWNT. The material has been characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy and thermal gravimetric analysis. Based on our observations, theoretical simulations were performed which were based on tight binding calculations. Models are proposed which acount for a stable SiOx/tube interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-458
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Materials Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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