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Investigators at Hanyang University Report Findings in Fullerenes (Electric field enhancements in In2O3-coated single-walled carbon nanotubes)

August 1, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Fresh data on Fullerenes are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Seoul, South Korea, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In2O3 nanoparticles are coated on the surfaces of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) by a successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction process. The thickness of the In2O3 nanopartide film is tuned by controlling the number of coating cycles."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Hanyang University, "The electric field around the In2O3-coated SWCNTs is compared with that of pristine SWCNTs. Field enhancement of the In2O3-coated SWCNTs is confirmed by conductive atomic force microscopy at low electric field (contact mode: 1 V to -1 V) and also field emission (FE) analysis at high electric field (0-4.2 V/mu m). The uniformity and emission stability are also measured via FE analysis."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Near infrared and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy data are suggested to explain the charge transfer, bandgap change between the In2O3 nanoparticles and SWCNTs, and the electric field enhancements in the In2O3-coated SWCNTs at both low and high electric field."

For more information on this research see: Electric field enhancements in In2O3-coated single-walled carbon nanotubes. Carbon, 2014;76():378-385. Carbon can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Carbon -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Lee, Hanyang University, Dept. of Chem, Seoul 133791, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include T. Park, J. Lee, S. Lee, H. Park and W. Yi (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Seoul, South Korea, Asia, Emerging Technologies, Fullerenes, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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