The High Thickness Ni Layer on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Prepared by an Electroless Coating Process
The Single-walled carbon nanotubes were coated with Ni-P layers by an electroless plating technique. A Ni-P layers are thick and smooth and on individual nanotube with thickness of 20 nm can be obtained after the deposition process. The Single-walled carbon nanotubes were obtained in the suspension of purification solution. The samples have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, selected area electron diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectrometry.The coating layers after heat-treatment convert the amorphous Ni-P coated layers into the nanocrystalline Ni-P layers.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
W. X. Li et al., "The High Thickness Ni Layer on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Prepared by an Electroless Coating Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 148-149, pp. 1607-1610, 2011