4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
The Proceedings of SAIP2016 published on 24 December 2017
Improving gas sensing properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by vanadium oxide encapsulation
Presented by Dr. George CHIMOWA on 6 Jul 2016 from 16:10 to 18:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster Session (2)
Track: Track F - Applied Physics
Board #: F.078
Manipulation of electrical properties and hence gas sensing properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by filling the inner wall with vanadium is presented. Using a simple capillary technique, multi-walled carbon nanotubes are filled with vanadium oxide and this significantly enhances their sensitivity for gas detection. The encapsulated vanadium oxide inside the inner walls of carbon nanotubes increases the density of states around the Fermi level for the composite material and this improves the sensitivity of the filled carbon nanotubes. An adsorption mechanism on three different sites on the carbon nanotube surface based on the Langmuir model is proposed. This work further highlights the influence of ambient oxygen in carbon nanotubes based sensors an aspect which has not been clearly outlined in many earlier theoretical and experimental studies.
Dr Bonex Mwakikunga, DST-CSIR NCNSM, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Location: Kramer Law building
Address: UCT Middle Campus Cape Town
- Ms. Zamaswazi TSHABALALA Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
- Dr. Bonex MWAKIKUNGA Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
- Prof. Suprakas S. RAY Council of Scientific and Industrial Research