Nanotube/nanoparticle hybrid structures are prepared by forming Au and Pt nanoparticles on the sidewalls of single-walled carbon nanotubes. Reducing agent or catalyst-free electroless deposition, which purely utilizes the redox potential difference between Au3+, Pt2+, and the carbon nanotube, is the main driving force for this reaction. It is also shown that carbon nanotubes act as a template for wire-like metal structures. The successful formation of the hybrid structures is monitored by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and electrical measurements.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Aug 7 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry