One-Step Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of 3D N-doped Carbon Nanotube/N-doped Graphene Hybrid Material on Nickel Foam

Hua-Fei Li, Fan Wu, Chen Wang, Pei-Xin Zhang, Hai-Yan Hu, Ning Xie, Ming Pan, Zheling Zeng, Shuguang Deng, Marvin Wu, K. Vinodgopal, Gui-Ping Dai
2018 Nanomaterials  
3D hybrid nanostructures connecting 1D carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with 2D graphene have attracted more and more attentions due to their excellent chemical, physical and electrical properties. In this study, we firstly report a novel and facile one-step process using template-directed chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to fabricate highly nitrogen doped three-dimensional (3D) N-doped carbon nanotubes/N-doped graphene architecture (N-CNTs/N-graphene). We used nickel foam as substrate, melamine as a
more » ... le source for both carbon and nitrogen, respectively. The morphology and microstructure were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, isothermal analyses, X-ray photoelectron microscopy and Raman spectra. The obtained 3D N-CNTs/N-graphene exhibits high graphitization, a regular 3D structure and excellent nitrogen doping and good mesoporosity.
doi:10.3390/nano8090700 pmid:30205489 pmcid:PMC6164574 fatcat:xoyr6jql4bdjboi2fpinmswn2i