Effect of Activation Site Density on Copper Encapsulation of MWCNTs by Electroless Deposition

Md. Muktadir Billah, Quanfang Chen
2018 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Importance of the activation site density on final encapsulation of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with copper was investigated in this study. MWCNTs, sensitized with tin and activated with silver, were used as precursors to prepare copper-decorated nanotubes. The effect of activation bath pH was found to be critical to control the density of silver-activation sites and to produce uniform encapsulation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with copper in the subsequent electroless deposition
more » ... s deposition method. The morphology of the copper decorated nanotubes was studied using Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/438/1/012003 fatcat:4vs62mm36rbhbmlbpwduupwonm