Preparation and characterization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes grown directly onto a conducting support

Yu Luo, Randy Vander Wal, Lee J. Hall, Daniel Alberto Scherson

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A method is described for the growth of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) directly onto a Co-coated stainless steel (SS) metal support. Coulometric analysis of the cyclic voltammetry curves obtained for CNT/Co(SS) electrodes in 1 M LiClO4 in ethylene carbonate/diethyl carbonate (1:1 v/v) electrolytes, yielded, within the uncertainties in the weight (ca. 50%), Li+ storage capacities as high as those observed for more conventional carbon materials, providing evidence that all the multiwalled CNTs within the entire ensemble are electrochemically active. Possible applications of these unique electrodes to electroanalysis are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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