Coating Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with CdS Nanoparticles Through Electron Beam Irradiation

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Abstract:

CdS nanoparticles were successfully coated on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) via electron beam irradiation in the water system. The resulting products were analyzed by XRD, FT-IR, UV-vis, TEM and AFM all kinds of characterization techniques. The results showed that cadmium cations were introduced to the surface of MWNTs through ion exchange, and by chemical reaction between cadmium cations on the carbon nanotubes and sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate under electron beam irradiation, cadmium sulfide nanoparticles were densely deposited on carbon nanotubes.

Keywords: CARBON NANOTUBES; FUNCTIONALIZATION; IRRADIATION; MWNTS; SURFACE PROPERTIES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2009.425

Publication date: March 1, 2009

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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