Doping Carbon Nanomaterials with Heteroatoms

Author(s)
Toma Susi, Paola Ayala
Abstract

This chapter summarizes the structure, synthesis, characterization, and applications of doped single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene doped with heteroatoms of nitrogen (N), boron (B), and phosphorus (P). Achieving the desired functionality or modification of the properties of the carbon materials depends on the local bonding of the dopants. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which depends on the pyrolysis of precursor gases, has proven to be the most versatile and attractive technique, and it has been most commonly reported for the synthesis of doped nanotubes and graphene. The characterization of a doped nanotube sample depends closely on the aim of the study and application purpose of the material. Different and novel materials are expected to find potential applications particularly suited to their specific properties. In this respect, electrocatalysis for nitrogen doped multiwalled CNTs (N-MWCNTs) and sensing using doped single-walled species represent very promising fields.

Organisation(s)
Electronic Properties of Materials
Pages
133-161
No. of pages
29
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118980989.ch4
Publication date
10-2015
Publication status
Published
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103018 Materials physics
Keywords
Carbon nanomaterials, Chemical vapor deposition, Doped single-walled carbon nanotubes, Heteroatoms, Heterodoped graphene, Nitrogen doped multiwalled CNTs
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Engineering(all)
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/doping-carbon-nanomaterials-with-heteroatoms(f5c160f3-f44d-480e-84a1-bedfa011a78c).html