Efficient anchoring of nanostructured cadmium selenide on different kinds of carbon nanotubes.

Author(s) Bernal, Y.Panecatl; Alvarado, J.Joaquin; Rodriguez-Macias, F.J.; Juárez, R.Lima; Garcia-Gallegos, J.Carlos; Portillo, M.Chávez; Mendez-Rojas, M.Angel
Journal Nanotechnology
Date Published 2020 Feb 28

We report a method for the efficient anchoring of cadmium selenide (CdSe) nanoparticles on the surface of different types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (purified, N-doped, O-doped and exfoliated). Characterization using different types of electron microscopies (SEM, STEM, and TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction showed well anchored CdSe nanoparticles (NP) on the nanotube surfaces, NP shapes and sizes varied with temperature and other synthesis conditions, and formed with good yields. The method here reported does not require previous activation of the carbon nanotube surface by chemical functionalization, nor the use of organic solvents, and the reaction proceeded in aqueous solutions, making this process simpler and more environmentally friendly than others.

DOI 10.1088/1361-6528/ab7b04
ISSN 1361-6528
Citation Nanotechnology. 2020.

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