Synthesis of manganese oxide/carbon nanotube nanocomposites using wet chemical method

Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein, Loon Chong Yeoh, Siang Piao Chai, Abdul Rahman Mohamed, Mohamed Ezzaham Mohd Mahayuddin

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Abstract

Novel material with peculiar properties can be obtained by introducing foreign materials into the inner cavity of carbon nanotubes. It has been suggested that the materials encapsulated into the hollow regions of carbon nanotubes could result in a significant change of the properties of these small particles, forming new hybrid composites with extraordinary properties. In this short communication, filling of carbon nanotubes with manganese oxide by wet chemical method is demonstrated. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) result showed the hollow structure of carbon nanotubes were filled with manganese oxide. Energy dispersive X-rays (EDX) spectra elucidate the presence of manganese oxide in the filled carbon nanotubes whereas SEM result showed that manganese oxide is not crystallized at the outer surface of carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-405
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Volume190
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Manganese oxide
  • Nanocomposites
  • Wet chemical method

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