Transportation of silver nanopaticles in nanochannels of carbon nanotubes with supercritical water

Jia Y. Chang, Fu D. Mai, Bertrand Lo, Jia J. Chang, Shin H. Tzing, Anil Ghule, Yong Chien Ling

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Abstract

Supercritical water (SCW) as a highly destructive environment has been utilized to open multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and to break silver aggregates into nanoparticles (diameter 2-20 nm). Water was drawn into open-ended MWNTs by capillary suction, pulling Ag nanoparticles into the MWNTs. The Ag nanoparticles (solid), presumably transported in the nanochannels of MWNTs by the fluidity of SCW, stacked, and fused to form nanorods, suggesting SCW associated with MWNTs (hollow interior) might be exploited as a nanoreactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2362-2363
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume9
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 21 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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