Mesoporous nickel/carbon nanotube hybrid material prepared by electroless deposition

Seong Min Bak, Kwang Heon Kim, Chang Wook Lee, Kwang Bum Kim

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Abstract

A mesoporous nickel/carbon nanotube (Ni/CNT) hybrid material was synthesized by electroless deposition in the presence of lyotropic liquid crystal (LLC) of the nonionic surfactant Brij 56 through the heterogeneous nucleation and growth of mesoporous Ni on the outer surface of the CNT template. The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area of the hybrid material was 112.8 m2 g-1 with a total pore volume of 0.356 cm3 g-1. Its electrochemical properties were studied by cyclic voltammetry (CV), which revealed it to be a promising candidate for electrochemical energy storage applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1984-1990
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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