Journal article

Comparison of double-walled with single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes by electrochemistry

Katherine E Moore, Benjamin S Flavel, Amanda V Ellis, Joseph G Shapter

Carbon | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011


Double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) were selectively functionalised by treatment with concentrated nitric and sulphuric acid, resulting in carboxylated outer and pristine inner tube constituents. The functionalised DWCNTs were then incorporated into two types of pre-existing carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode platforms, and the performance of each was compared to single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). To make the CNT electrode platforms DWCNTs were covalently bound to fluorinated tin oxide glass (FTO) or electrografted aminophenyl tether layers on silicon. The performance of single- compared to double-walled CNTs on FTO or silicon supported electrodes was then determined through electroch..

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Funding Acknowledgements

K.M. wishes to thank the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Honours Scholarship Fund. This work is supported by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF).