SiOx -coating of carbon nanotubes at room temperature

T. Seeger, Ph Redlich, N. Grobert, M. Terrones, D. R.M. Walton, H. W. Kroto, M. Rühle

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A room temperature colloidal method for coating carbon nanotubes with silicon oxide is described. For the first time, the morphology, chemical composition and SiOx/C interfaces of the coatings were investigated using state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy and highly spatially resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The amorphous SiOx coatings are <10 nm thick. Electron energy-loss fine structure analyses indicate that the SiOx is partly substoichiometric. In addition, coatings were also created by a high-temperature route. However, they tend to be more unstable and defoliate when compared to coatings deposited at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - May 4 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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