|標題:||Effects of nitrogen-doping on the microstructure, bonding and electrochemical activity of carbon nanotubes|
|作者:||Lin, Y. G.|
Hsu, Y. K.
Wu, C. T.
Chen, S. Y.
Chen, K. H.
Chen, L. C.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
|摘要:||Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes produced with in-situ doping of nitrogen (CN(x) NTs) during chemical vapor deposition exhibit unique structural and electrochemical properties, which are strongly correlated with their nitrogen (N) doping level. In this work, the effects of N-doping on CN(x) NTs have been systematically investigated via microstructure and bonding studies, electron-transfer (ET) behaviors, and subsequent electrochemical deposition of catalyst. The CN(x) NTs doped with an optimal N level, while showing a nearly reversible ET behavior, in fact exhibit uniform and high density of surface defects. These surface defects are desirable for further modification and/or nucleation of catalytic particles on the surface of CN(x) NTs to form a composite electrode for electrochemical energy device applications such as fuel cells and capacitors. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|期刊:||DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS|
|Appears in Collections:||Conferences Paper|
Files in This Item: