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Electroless plating of Co-Fe on the surface of MWCNTs

ZHAO, Yan and XUE, Ya-juan and ZHENG, Hao and DUAN, Yue-xin (2010) Electroless plating of Co-Fe on the surface of MWCNTs. New Carbon Materials, 25 (1). 65 - 70.

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Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were electroless plated with cobalt-iron (Co-Fe). Palladium-atom centers were formed on the surface of MWCNTs by a pretreatment before the plating. Three main parameters, the molar ratio of CCo2+:CFe2+, the concentration of complexing agent, and the temperature of plating bath, were changed to investigate their effects, whereas the concentrations of metal salts and reducing agent and pH were kept unchanged. A layer of metal deposited neatly with a Co-Fe content above 90% was obtained when the molar ratio of CCo2+:CFe2+ was 9:1, the concentration of complexing agent was 0.32 mol/L, and the temperature of plating bath was 60 °C. Metal granules were obtained, or the content of Co-Fe was much less in the other conditions investigated.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Complexing agent
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8608
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:25 Mar 2010 21:58
Last Modified:25 Mar 2010 21:58

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