Maheshwari, Priyanka H. and Singh, R. and Mathur, R. B. (2012) Effect of heat treatment on the structure and stability of multiwalled carbon nanotubes produced by catalytic chemical vapor deposition technique. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 134 (1). pp. 412-416. ISSN 0254-0584

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The multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) produced by catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) route were heat treated to 2500 degrees C to improve the structure, morphology and purity level. The process has lead to substantial reduction in the catalytic impurity along with an improved thermal stability and degree of graphitization of these tubes that can possibly lead to its better utilization in various applications. The structural changes following heat treatment have been correlated using various characterization techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, thermo gravimetric analysis and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. The electrical and mechanical properties of the polymer composites prepared with heat treated MWCNT show improved properties over the one prepared by as produced MWCNT.

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