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Fabrication of one-dimensional Ag/multiwalled carbon nanotube nano-composite

Yitian Peng1 and Quanfang Chen2*

Author affiliations

1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Design and Manufacture of Micro/Nano Biomedical Instrument, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189, China

2 MEMS and Nanomaterials Lab, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 32816-2450, USA

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:195  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-195

Published: 23 March 2012

Abstract

Composite made of multiwalled carbon nanotubes coated with silver was fabricated by an electroless deposition process. The thickness of silver layer is about 40 to 60 nm, characterized as nano-crystalline with (111) crystal orientation along the nanotube's axial direction. The characterization of silver/carbon nanotube [Ag/CNT] nanowire has shown the large current carrying capability, and the electric conductivity is similar to the pure silver nanowires that Ag/CNT would be promising as building blocks for integrated circuits.

PACS: 81.05.uj, carbon nanotubes, carbon-based materials, diamond/nanocarbon composites.

Keywords:
multiwalled carbon nanotube; silver composite; electroless deposition; resistance