Electrochemical properties of double wall carbon nanotube electrodes

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Abstract

Electrochemical properties of double wall carbon nanotubes (DWNT) were assessed and compared to their single wall (SWNT) counterparts. The double and single wall carbon nanotube materials were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and electrochemistry. The electrochemical behavior of DWNT film electrodes was characterized by using cyclic voltammetry of ferricyanide and NADH. It is shown that while both DWNT and SWNT were significantly functionalized with oxygen containing groups, double wall carbon nanotube film electrodes show a fast electron transfer and substantial decrease of overpotential of NADH when compared to the same way treated single wall carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgment M. P. was supported by the Japanese Ministry for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) through ICYS program. Author is grateful to Dr. Roberto Scipioni (ICYS, NIMS, Japan) for valuable discussions.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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