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Recent Findings in Hydrazines Described by Researchers from National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (Upgrading non-oxidized carbon nanotubes...

July 4, 2014

Recent Findings in Hydrazines Described by Researchers from National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (Upgrading non-oxidized carbon nanotubes by thermally decomposed hydrazine)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Hydrazines have been published. According to news reporting from Hsinchu, Taiwan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We found that the electrical properties of conductive thin films based on non-oxidized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could be further improved when the CNTs consecutively underwent a mild hydrazine adsorption treatment and then a sufficiently effective thermal desorption treatment."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, "We also found that, after several rounds of vapor-phase hydrazine treatments and baking treatments were applied to an inferior singleCNT field-effect transistor device, the device showed improvement in lon/laf ratio and reduction in the extent of gate-sweeping hysteresis."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Our experimental results indicate that, even though hydrazine is a well-known reducing agent, the characteristics of our hydrazine-exposed CNT samples subject to certain treatment conditions could become more graphenic than graphanic, suggesting that the improvement in the electrical and electronic properties of CNT samples could be related to the transient bonding and chemical scavenging of thermally decomposed hydrazine on the surface of CNTs."

For more information on this research see: Upgrading non-oxidized carbon nanotubes by thermally decomposed hydrazine. Applied Surface Science, 2014;305():46-54. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Applied Surface Science -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P.C. Wang, Natl Synchrotron Radiat Res Center, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include Y.C. Liao, L.H. Liu, Y.L. Lai, Y.C. Lin and Y.J. Hsu (see also Hydrazines).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taiwan, Hsinchu, Fullerenes, Hydrazines, Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Organic Chemicals, Emerging Technologies

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