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A seamless three-dimensional carbon nanotube graphene hybrid material

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes are carbon materials that exhibit excellent

    electrical conductivities and large specific surface areas. Theoretical work suggested that a

    covalently bonded graphene/single-walled carbon nanotube hybrid material would extend

    those properties to three dimensions, and be useful in energy storage and nanoelectronic

    technologies. Here we disclose a method to bond graphene and single-walled carbon

    nanotubes seamlessly during the growth stage. The hybrid material exhibits a surface area

    42,000m2 g1 with ohmic contact from the vertically aligned single-walled carbon

    nanotubes to the graphene. Using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron

    microscopy, we observed the covalent transformation of sp2 carbon between the planar

    graphene and the single-walled carbon nanotubes at the atomic resolution level.

    These findings provide a new benchmark for understanding the three-dimensional graphene/

    single-walled carbon nanotube-conjoined materials.

Authors


  •   Zhu, Yu (external author)
  •   Li, Lei (external author)
  •   Sun, Zhengzong (external author)
  •   Yan, Zheng (external author)
  •   Ruan, Gedeng (external author)
  •   Peng, Zhiwei (external author)
  •   Raji, Abdul-Rahman O. (external author)
  •   Kittrell, Carter (external author)
  •   Hauge, Robert H. (external author)
  •   Tour, James M. (external author)
  •   Casillas, Gilberto

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Zhu, Y., Li, L., Casillas, G., Sun, Z., Yan, Z., Ruan, G., Peng, Z., Raji, A. O., Kittrell, C., Hauge, R. H. & Tour, J. M. (2012). A seamless three-dimensional carbon nanotube graphene hybrid material. Nature Communications, November (2012), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84870850020

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/796

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • November

Issue


  • 2012

Abstract


  • Graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes are carbon materials that exhibit excellent

    electrical conductivities and large specific surface areas. Theoretical work suggested that a

    covalently bonded graphene/single-walled carbon nanotube hybrid material would extend

    those properties to three dimensions, and be useful in energy storage and nanoelectronic

    technologies. Here we disclose a method to bond graphene and single-walled carbon

    nanotubes seamlessly during the growth stage. The hybrid material exhibits a surface area

    42,000m2 g1 with ohmic contact from the vertically aligned single-walled carbon

    nanotubes to the graphene. Using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron

    microscopy, we observed the covalent transformation of sp2 carbon between the planar

    graphene and the single-walled carbon nanotubes at the atomic resolution level.

    These findings provide a new benchmark for understanding the three-dimensional graphene/

    single-walled carbon nanotube-conjoined materials.

Authors


  •   Zhu, Yu (external author)
  •   Li, Lei (external author)
  •   Sun, Zhengzong (external author)
  •   Yan, Zheng (external author)
  •   Ruan, Gedeng (external author)
  •   Peng, Zhiwei (external author)
  •   Raji, Abdul-Rahman O. (external author)
  •   Kittrell, Carter (external author)
  •   Hauge, Robert H. (external author)
  •   Tour, James M. (external author)
  •   Casillas, Gilberto

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Zhu, Y., Li, L., Casillas, G., Sun, Z., Yan, Z., Ruan, G., Peng, Z., Raji, A. O., Kittrell, C., Hauge, R. H. & Tour, J. M. (2012). A seamless three-dimensional carbon nanotube graphene hybrid material. Nature Communications, November (2012), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84870850020

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/796

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • November

Issue


  • 2012