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|Title:||Thermogravimetric analysis of cobalt-filled carbon nanotubes deposited by chemical vapour deposition|
|Authors:||RAMESH BABU, P|
Chemical Vapor Deposition
|Citation:||Thin Solid Films 494(1-2), 128-132|
|Abstract:||In this paper, we report results from an investigation studying the purification of Co-filled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The as-grown CNTs were prepared using Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (MPCVD). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy were used to characterise the CNT samples. The CNTs produced by MPCVD were filled with cobalt and consisted of thick multi-walls. After TGA purification at 900 °C, 30 wt.% Co-filled CNTs remained in the TGA pan. However, while investigating the un-filled commercial CNTs (thin multiwalled), the sample completely burnt out at around 650 °C in the TGA furnace. The high thermal stability and the ability of thick-walled CNTs to act as an effective protective shield which prevents the oxidation of encapsulated cobalt have been demonstrated.|
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