Metal nanoparticles and related materials supported on carbon nanotubes. Methods and applications

Gregory G. Wildgoose, Craig E. Banks, Richard G. Compton

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A review. C nanotubes are one of the most intensively explored nanostructured materials. In particular, C nanotubes are unique and ideal templates onto which to immobilize nanoparticles allowing the construction of designed nanoarchitectures that are extremely attractive as supports for heterogeneous catalysts, for use in fuel cells, and in related technologies that exploit the inherent smallness and hollow characteristics of the nanoparticles. Here we overview the recent developments in this area by exploring the various techniques in which nanotubes can be functionalized with metals and other nanoparticles and explore the diverse applications of the resulting materials. [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-193
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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