Copper/molybdenum nanocomposite particles as catalysts for the growth of bamboo-structured carbon nanotubes

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Show simple item record Li, Zhonglai Larsson, J. Andreas Larsson, Peter Ahuja, Rajeev Tobin, Joseph M. O'Byrne, Justin Morris, Michael A. Attard, Gary Holmes, Justin D. 2019-07-12T09:31:49Z 2019-07-12T09:31:49Z 2008-07-23
dc.identifier.citation Li, Z., Larsson, J. A., Larsson, P., Ahuja, R., Tobin, J. M., O’Byrne, J., Morris, M. A., Attard, G. and Holmes, J. D. (2008) 'Copper/Molybdenum Nanocomposite Particles as Catalysts for the Growth of Bamboo-Structured Carbon Nanotubes', The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(32), pp. 12201-12206. doi: 10.1021/jp8023556 en
dc.identifier.volume 112 en
dc.identifier.issued 32 en
dc.identifier.startpage 12201 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12206 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-7447
dc.identifier.doi 10.1021/jp8023556 en
dc.description.abstract Bamboo-structured carbon nanotubes (BCNTs), with mean diameters of 20 nm, have been synthesized on MgO-supported Cu and Mo catalysts by the catalytic chemical vapor deposition of methane. BCNTs could only be generated using a combination of Cu and Mo catalysts. No BCNTs were produced from either individual Cu or Mo catalysts. In combination, Mo was found to be essential for cracking the methane precursor, while Cu was required for BCNT formation. Energy dispersive X-ray analysis of the individual particles at the tips of the nanotubes suggest that Cu and Mo are present as a “composite” nanoparticle catalyst after growth. First-principles modeling has been used to describe the interaction of the Cu/Mo catalyst with the nanotubes, suggesting that the catalyst binds with the same energy as traditional catalysts such as Fe, Ni, and Co. en
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission (European Union under the DESYGN-IT project (STRP Project 505626-1), Nanocage (Marie Curie Early Stage Training Network MEST-CT-2004-506864)); Science Foundation Ireland (Tyndall National Access Programme (NAP Project 108); en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Chemical Society, ACS en
dc.rights © 2008 American Chemical Society. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see en
dc.subject Carbon nanotubes en
dc.subject Bamboo en
dc.subject Catalysts en
dc.subject Copper en
dc.subject Methane en
dc.subject Molybdenum en
dc.subject Nanocomposites en
dc.subject Nanopores en
dc.subject Nanostructured materials en
dc.subject Nanostructures en
dc.subject Nanotubes en
dc.subject X ray analysis en
dc.subject Catalytic chemical vapor deposition en
dc.subject Energy dispersive X-ray analysis en
dc.subject First-principles modeling en
dc.subject Individual particles en
dc.subject Nano particles en
dc.title Copper/molybdenum nanocomposite particles as catalysts for the growth of bamboo-structured carbon nanotubes en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Justin D. Holmes, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en 2019-06-28T16:02:34Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 16860765
dc.contributor.funder European Commission en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Higher Education Authority en
dc.contributor.funder Vetenskapsrådet en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Physical Chemistry C en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress en

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