|About this Abstract
||2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Surfaces and Heterostructures at Nano- or Micro-Scale and Their Characterization, Properties, and Applications
||Novel Carbon Nanotubes-Nanoparticle Heterostructures and Their Utilization in Soft Nanocomposite Fabrication
||Adrika Venkatanarayan, Wenwu Shi, Nitin Chopra
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Development of multi-functional and multi-component carbon nanotube-nanoparticle heterostructures is critical for future analytical platforms and biosensors. In this, we demonstrate here a unique approach to fabricate carbon nanotube-multiple nanoparticle heterostructures in a single step facile synthetic approach. These heterostructures were understood by SEM, TEM, UV-vis, and EDS studies. It was observed that uniform coating of nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes could be formed and there was no free nanoparticle formation in the solution, thus indicating the importance to carbon nanotube surface characteristics and dimensionality. These heterostructures are further incorporated into a stimuli-responsive hydrogels to result in a smart, hybrid, and soft nanocomposites. These nanocomposites will be useful for developing novel chemical and biological sensors.
||Planned: A CD-only volume