Self-Assembly of Colloidal γ-Fe2O3 and FePt Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes by Dip-Coating Process
Abstract:The chemically synthesized colloidal γ-Fe2O3 and FePt nanoparticles (NPs), with the diameter of ∼10 nm and ∼4 nm, respectively, adsorbed and assembled on the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by dip-coating process, through van der Waals interaction between NP and CNT. Repeating the steps of dip-coating and removing the surfactants from NPs significantly increased the amount of NPs as forming multilayers on the CNT. In addition, the electrochemical activities of FePt/CNTs for methanol oxidation were investigated for the potential application as catalysts of direct methanol fuel cells.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2012
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