Journal article

Photoemission and absorption spectroscopy of carbon nanotube interfacial interaction

NH Tran, MA Wilson, AS Milev, JR Bartlett, RN Lamb, D Martin, GSK Kannangara

ADVANCES IN COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2009

Abstract

Element-specific techniques including near edge X-ray absorption fine structure, extended X-ray absorption fine structure and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy for the characterization of the carbon nanotube interfacial interactions are reviewed. These techniques involve soft and hard X-rays from the laboratory-based and synchrotron radiation facilities. The results provided information of how the nano-particles of catalysts are involved in the initial stage of nanotube growth, the nanotube chemical properties after purification, functionalization, doping and composite formation.

University of Melbourne Researchers