Growth of Ag nanoparticles using plasma-modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Chun Hao Tseng, Chuh-Yung Chen

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Abstract

This study presents a novel method for preparing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) grafted with a poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (HEMA)-silver complex (CNTs-HEMA-Ag complex) through plasma-induced grafting polymerization. The characteristics of the MWNTs after being grafted with HEMA polymer are monitored by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The chelating groups in the HEMA polymer grafted on the surface of the CNTs-HEMA are the coordination sites for chelating silver ions, and are further used as nanotemplates for the growing of Ag nanoparticles (quantum dots). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) reveals that the particle size of Ag nanoparticles on the CNT surfaces increases with the Ag+ chelating concentration, reaction time, and reaction temperature. Moreover, the crystalline phase of Ag nanoparticles is identified by using x-ray diffraction (XRD). In addition, high-resolution x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is used to characterize the functional groups on the surface of the MWNTs after chemical modification through plasma treatment; it demonstrates that the growing amount of the Ag nanoparticles on the nanotubes increases with the Ag+ chelating concentration due to the blocking effect of the Ag particles forming on the MWNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035606
JournalNanotechnology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 23

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Carbon Nanotubes
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Plasmas
Silver
Polymers
X rays
Chemical modification
Photoelectron spectroscopy
Nanotubes
Functional groups
Semiconductor quantum dots
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
Diffraction
Particle size
Polymerization
Crystalline materials
Transmission electron microscopy
hydroxyethyl methacrylate

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  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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