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Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium

Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Templates for Functional Materials/ Carbon Nanomaterials as Building Blocks for Functional Materials

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Thomas Chamberlain, University of Leeds presents: Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Templates for Functional Materials/ Carbon Nanomaterials as Building Blocks for Functional Materials.

  • From: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 193, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Thomas Chamberlain, University of Leeds presents: Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Templates for Functional Materials/ Carbon Nanomaterials as Building Blocks for Functional Materials.

Abstract

Synthetic approach for the preparation of coaxial N-doped nanotubes. b) CVs of N-doped nanotube, SWNT and glassy carbon electrodes in oxygen reduction reactions. The relatively inert internal cavities of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) can be utilised to encapsulate a wide variety of species including molecules, metal nanoparticles and nanowires and inorganic semi-conducting materials. The isolated species can then be studied using advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques and forced to react though thermal treatment or electron beam irradiation. This typically results in products, templated by the quasi 1D shape of the nanotube cavity, that would be extremely difficult or impossible to fabricate via other methods.

This talk will focus on two recent studies which have exploited this approach to generate functional nanomaterials which can be used as; high surface area, catalytically active electrodes for the oxygen reduction reaction and vector templates for multifunctional 1D metal nanowire arrays for gas sensing.

Hosted by Dr Sophie Benjamin

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For enquires please contact Dr Sophie Benjamin

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 193, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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