Electrical conductivity and transport properties of gold decorated amorphous carbon nanotubes/Epoxy Composites

Dian, L.Y. and Johan, M.R. (2015) Electrical conductivity and transport properties of gold decorated amorphous carbon nanotubes/Epoxy Composites. Fullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 23 (2). pp. 120-124. ISSN 1536-383X

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Abstract

In this work, chemically synthesized, carboxyl groups functionalized, gold particles hybrid amorphous carbon nanotubes (a-CNT) were characterized. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) shows that Au/a-CNT hybrid possesses smaller diameter of 10.2 nm than as-synthesized a-CNTs (40 nm). Moreover, even, well-ordered fringes formed on Au/a-CNT hybrid justified successful attachment of Au particles on a-CNT. Impedance plots shows lower resistivity on high Au content's Au/a-CNT hybrid. At the same time, Au/a-CNT hybrids possesses low electrical transference numbers as compared with as-synthesized a-CNTs. Au nanoparticles contribute conducting electrons to Au/a-CNT hybrids and tend to overcome the dominating ionic conduction of a-CNT as Au content exceeds 30 wt.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: An8ic Times Cited:0 Cited References Count:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amorphous materials, carbon nanotubes, electrical properties,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2015 04:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13828

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