Potassium intercalated multiwalled carbon nanotubes

Author(s)
J. C. Chacon-Torres, S. Dzsaber, S. M. Vega-Diaz, Johanna Akbarzadeh, H. Peterlik, J. Kotakoski, G. Argentero, J. C. Meyer, Thomas Pichler, F. Simon, M. Terrones, S. Reich
Abstract

Full intralayer potassium intercalation in multiwalled carbon nanotubes MWCNTs was achieved by carefully engineering the nanotube morphology (length, width, and number of layers). The complete intercalation induced a high doping resulting in metallic nanotubes with a bright golden color. The successful intercalation of MWCNTs serves as a first step for obtaining controlled graphene nano-ribbons through exfoliation and potentially preparing superconducting nanotubes.

Organisation(s)
Dynamics of Condensed Systems, Physics of Nanostructured Materials, Electronic Properties of Materials
Journal
Carbon
Volume
105
Pages
90-95
No. of pages
6
ISSN
0008-6223
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2016.04.016
Publication date
08-2016
Publication status
Published
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103015 Condensed matter, 103018 Materials physics, 103009 Solid state physics
Keywords
SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/potassium-intercalated-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes(95f80b2b-6597-4325-b703-4ae04b4dba4e).html