Microwave synthesis of nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes anchored on graphene substrates

Vadahanambi Sridhar, Inwon Lee, Ho-Hwan Chun, Hyun Park
  • Carbon, June 2015, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.01.063

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes vertically anchored on graphene substrates

What is it about?

In coming years, I guess hetero-atom doped carbon nano-materials will replace metallic catalysts.. and they have proven to be very useful in alternate energy technologies like ORR, super-capacitors and lithium- and sodium-ion batteries. This manuscript is a continuation of my two previous papers on synthesis of graphene-CNT 3D nano-structures. Ex: DOI: 10.1021/nn3046133 and DOI: 10.1021/es401389g

Why is it important?

Uniqueness of this work is synthesis of in-situ nitrogen doped CNT from a commodity chemical like ABCN, a chemical commonly used as radical initiator in polymerization reactions.

Perspectives

Dr Vadahanambi Sridhar (Author)
Pusan National University

Personally this manuscript gave me immense satisfaction, though I wish the associate-editor who handled this manuscript was more decisive.. Assoc. Editor's indecisiveness caused inadvertent delay and it took almost 6 months for this manuscript to get accepted. Doped carbon nano-structures have unique electronic and structural properties. The presence of dopants will result in defects on graphenic structures, which will be useful in lithium-ion retention and absorption in lithium ion batteries.

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