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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 1291–1303 | Cite as

One-step synthesis of hierarchical metal oxide nanosheet/carbon nanotube composites by chemical vapor deposition

  • Fan Wu
  • Chen Wang
  • Hai-Yan Hu
  • Ming Pan
  • Hua-Fei Li
  • Ning Xie
  • Zheling Zeng
  • Shuguang Deng
  • Marvin H. Wu
  • K. Vinodgopal
  • Gui-Ping Dai
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Abstract

We report here the one-step water-assisted CVD growth of metal oxide nanosheets/carbon nanotubes (CNTs) composites. The cross-linked composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The results showed that helical CNTs were obtained when the CVD growth process was prolonged to 1 h, and the typical fish-bone-type CNTs can be observed by HRTEM. Moreover, a related growth mechanism is proposed to explain the growth of such novel nanocomposites.

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Acknowledgements

G-PD acknowledges the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants 51462022 and 51762032) and the Natural Science Foundation Major Project of Jiangxi Province of China (Grant 20152ACB20012) for financial support of this research. CW acknowledges the Graduate Innovation Foundation of Jiangxi Province (Grant YC2018-S015). KV and MHW acknowledge the support of NSF CREST Award HRD-0833184 and the NSF PREM Award DMR 1523617. The assistance of Dr. AS Kumbhar (SEM and HRTEM measurements), CHANL at UNC Chapel Hill, is also greatly appreciated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Resources Environmental and Chemical EngineeringNanchang UniversityNanchangChina
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced StudyNanchang UniversityNanchangChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Environment and Resource Utilization, Nanchang UniversityMinistry of EducationNanchangChina
  4. 4.School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and EnergyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsNorth Carolina Central UniversityDurhamUSA
  6. 6.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryNorth Carolina Central UniversityDurhamUSA

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