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Raman spectroscopy studies of metal - carbon nanotubes composite materials.

Cezariusz Jastrzebski 1Jarosław Judek 1Wojciech Gębicki 1Marta Gostomska 2Maria Trzaska 2Leszek Stobinski 3

1. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, Koszykowa 75, Warszawa 00-662, Poland
2. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (InMat), Wołoska 141, Warszawa 02-507, Poland
3. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Kasprzaka 44/52, Warszawa 01-224, Poland


Excellent mechanic and elastic properties of carbon nanotubes (CNT's) make them an attractive candidate as a component of composite materials. Because of the tendency of CNT's to bundle together the main issue is to obtain composite materials with homogeneous distribution of the CNT's in a metal matrix. In our studies we used Raman spectroscopy to identify CNT's in a Ni-CNT's composite. The Ni-CNT's composite were produced by two kind of deposition techniques, i.e., the chemical reduction and the electrodeposition. To achieve well dispersion, functionalised nanotubes were used. Raman spectra of the composite materials were compared with results from scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). New peaks obserwd in Raman spectra beetwen 800 cm-1 and 1200 cm-1 can be interpreted as interaction the COOH groups with the Ni atoms or deformation of the nanotubes in Ni matrix.


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Presentation: Poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2009, Symposium I, by Cezariusz Jastrzebski
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2009

Submitted: 2009-05-26 02:01
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:48