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 H. Wu, K. Vinodgopal, Gui Ping Dai

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Abstract

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 single 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number700
JournalNanomaterials
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2018

Keywords

  • 3D hybrid
  • CVD synthesis
  • Melamine
  • N-doped CNTs
  • N-doped graphene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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