Surface modification of microfibrous materials with nanostructured carbon

Irina V. Krasnikova, Ilya V. Mishakov, Aleksey A. Vedyagin, Yury I. Bauman, Denis V. Korneev

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The surface of fiberglass cloth, carbon and basalt microfibers was modified with carbon nanostructured coating via catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) of 1,2-dichloroethane. Incipient wetness impregnation and solution combustion synthesis (SCS) methods were used to deposit nickel catalyst on the surface of microfibrous support. Prepared NiO/support samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis and temperature-programmed reduction. The samples of resulted hybrid materials were studied by means of scanning and transmission electron microscopies as well as by low-temperature nitrogen adsorption. The nature of the support was found to have considerable effect on the CCVD process peculiarities. High yield of nanostructured carbon with largest average diameter of nanofibers within the studied series was observed when carbon microfibers were used as a support. This sample characterized with moderate surface area (about 80 m2/g after 2 h of CCVD) shows the best anchorage effect. Among the mineral supports, fiberglass tissue was found to provide highest carbon yield (up to 3.07 g/gFG) and surface area (up to 344 m2/g) due to applicability of SCS method for Ni deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Basalt fibers
  • Carbon microfibers
  • CCVD
  • CNF
  • Fiberglass cloth
  • Surface nanomodification

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