Formation of Ni/NiO core/shell nanostructures and their attachment on carbon nanotubes

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We report a facile wet synthesis method coupled with microwave irradiation to successfully control the morphology of Ni/NiO core/shell nanoparticles. Furthermore, we report for the first time, microwave-based synthesis of hollow NiO nanostructures from Ni nanoparticles. To achieve high surface area and minimal aggregation, Ni/NiO core/shell nanoparticles were chemically attached to carbon nanotubes. Ni/NiO core/shell nanoparticles are of significant interests due to their applications in supercapacitors, electrochromic devices, and catalysis.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2009: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics
Published: May 3, 2009
Pages: 187 - 189
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications
ISBN: 978-1-4398-1782-7