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Title: Synthesis, characterization and cyclic voltammetry studies of helical carbon nanostructures produced by thermal decomposition of ethanol on Cu-foils
Authors: Fajardo Díaz, Juan
Durón Torres, Sergio Miguel
López Urías, Florentino
Muñoz Sandoval, Emilio
Issue Date: Dec-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Cu-foils have been used intensively to fabricate graphene and other carbon nanostructures. Several routes have been implemented to improve the synthesis of such carbonaceous nanomaterials. We investigated the growth of carbon materials on Cu-foils by mapping the reactor in a chemical vapor deposition method. Several Cu-foils were pretreated by sonication to modify their surface and were placed alongside the reactor and exposed to a flow of ethanol vapor. After carbon materials deposition, the Cu-foils were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry (CV). It was demonstrated that the type of synthesized carbon nanostructure depends strongly on the position where the Cu-foils were placed. XRD characterizations revealed the presence of graphite materials, Cu, and CuO crystal structures. SEM characterizations revealed the presence of helical, herringbone and straight multiwalled carbon nanotubes with internal bamboo-shape morphology and formation of Cu nanoparticles. Important electrochemical properties of Cu-foils rich in helical carbon nanostructures were observed, suggesting this material can be used for redox reactions (RR) promotion. In addition, the hydrophobic properties were evaluated by contact angle measurements.
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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