Spontaneous reduction of metal ions on the sidewalls of carbon nanotubes

Hee Cheul Choi, Moonsub Shim, Sarunya Bangsaruntip, Hongjie Dai

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9058-9059
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number31
StatePublished - Aug 7 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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