Investigators from TATA Steel Ltd. Release New Data on Fullerenes (Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Steel Substrates for Application in Supercapacitors)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Nanotechnology Weekly -- Current study results on Fullerenes have been published. According to news originating from Jamshedpur, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are grown on to steel substrates by aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition using ferrocene in ethanol as the carbon feedstock. The CNTs adopted a highly entangled morphology."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from TATA Steel Ltd., "Elemental analysis indicates that the main source of carbon for CNT growth is from the cyclopentadiene rings in ferrocene rather than the ethanol solvent. The CNT-coated steel substrates are evaluated for their performance as supercapacitor electrodes."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The electrodes exhibit a high geometric capacitance of 3.4 mF cm(-2) which is due to the high internal surface area, but a relatively low specific capacitance of 0.34 F g(-1)."
For more information on this research see: Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Steel Substrates for Application in Supercapacitors. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2016;18(6):1059-1065. Advanced Engineering Materials can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Postfach 101161, 69451 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Advanced Engineering Materials - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1527-2648)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.S. Sagu, TATA Steel Ltd, New Technol Dev & Strategy Planning Res & Dev Div, Jamshedpur 831007, Bihar, India. Additional authors for this research include K.G.U. Wijayantha, M. Bohm, S. Bohm and T.K. Rout.
Keywords for this news article include: Jamshedpur, India, Asia, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Emerging Technologies, Carbon Nanotubes, Nanotechnology, Fullerenes, TATA Steel Ltd.
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