Carbon nanotube seeded sol-gel synthesis of silica nanoparticle assemblies

Yuyang Liu, Jing Tang, Xianqiong Chen, Ronghua Wang, G. K.H. Pang, Yihe Zhang, John Haozhong Xin

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In situ fabrication of silica nanobeads on pristine carbon nanotubes through a CNT-seeded sol-gel process was demonstrated. CNTs were introduced into the the sol-gel system as nuclei for the further growth of silica nanoparticles. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes synthesized by the catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) method were used as-received without further purification. It was found that the architecture of the CNTs silica products can be controlled by the conditions in synthesis. The strings of silica nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes would provide an excellent platform for the development of biosensors, magnetic, and catalytic applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Surface treatment
  • Transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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