Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites: An Instructional Experiment in Nanomaterials Chemistry

Miguel de Dios, Verónica Salgueirino, Moisés Pérez-Lorenzo, and Miguel A. Correa-Duarte
J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89, 280–283

 

An experiment is described to introduce advanced undergraduate students to an exciting area of nanotechnology that incorporates nanoparticles onto carbon nanotubes to produce systems that have valuable technological applications. The synthesis of such material has been easily achieved through a simple three-step procedure. Students explore cutting-edge research and gain knowledge in nanoscience.