Preparation of long aligned carbon nanotubes and study its physical properties

Sahu, S (2014) Preparation of long aligned carbon nanotubes and study its physical properties. MSc thesis.



Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) of about 6 µm long have been successfully prepared by a simple pyrolysis technique. The precursors used for the synthesis of nanotubes through pyrolysis technique are pyridine (carbon source material) and ferrocene (catalyst). The synthesized CNTs have been characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Raman Spectroscopy. The aligned carbon nanotubes were dissolved in polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) polymer in a solution and silver contacts were made to study the effect of CNTs on electrical properties of PMMA. The I-V characterization of the PMMA-CNTs was performed to study its electrical properties. A linear current-voltage characteristic was obtained. The change in resistance with and without diffusion of polymer in carbon nanotubes were calculated from the I-V curve.

Item Type:Thesis ( MSc)
Uncontrolled Keywords:carbon nanotubes, pyrolysis, poly-methyl methacrylate
Subjects:Physics > Nanoparticle Synthesis
Divisions: Sciences > Department of Physics
ID Code:6101
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:26 Aug 2014 16:57
Last Modified:26 Aug 2014 16:57
Supervisor(s):Mahanandia, P

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