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An easy two-step microwave assisted synthesis of SnO2/CNT hybrids

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dc.contributor.author Motshekga, Sarah C
dc.contributor.author Pillai, Sreejarani K
dc.contributor.author Ray, Suprakas Sinha
dc.contributor.author Jalama, Kalala
dc.contributor.author Krause, Rui.W.M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-12T18:26:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-12T18:26:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Motshekga, S.C. et al. 2011. An easy two-step microwave assisted synthesis of SnO2/CNT hybrids. Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 32/ edited by Mathur, S. S. Ray, S. Widjaja and D. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781118059920
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8180
dc.description.abstract Tin oxide (SnO2) - decorated carbon nanotube (CNT) heterostructures were synthesized by microwave assisted wet impregnation method. CNTs of three different aspect ratios were compared. The hybrid samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, BET surface area analysis and DC conductivity measurement. The results showed that the microwave assisted synthesis is a very efficient method in producing CNTs that are heavily decorated by SnO2 nanoparticles in a very short time (total reaction time of 10 min.), irrespective of their length and diameter. The hybrids showed 100 times increase in electrical conductivity when compared to the unmodified CNTs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow request;7906 en_US
dc.rights © John Wiley & Sons, 2011 DOI: 10.1002/9781118095362.ch14 en_US
dc.subject X-ray diffraction en_US
dc.subject Electron microscopy en_US
dc.subject Nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject Ceramic engineering en_US
dc.subject Microwave synthesis en_US
dc.subject Nanoparticles en_US
dc.subject Carbon nanotubes en_US
dc.title An easy two-step microwave assisted synthesis of SnO2/CNT hybrids en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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