Carbon nanofibers decorated with poly(furfuryl alcohol)-derived carbon nanoparticles and tetraethylorthosilicate-derived silica nanoparticles

Y. Zhang, Alexander Yarin

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Abstract

The present paper introduces a novel method to functionalize nanofiber surfaces with carbon or silica nanoparticles by dip coating. This novel approach holds promise of significant benefits because dip coating of electrospun and carbonized nanofiber mats in poly(furfuryl alcohol) (abbreviated as PFA) is used to increase surface roughness by means of PFA-derived carbon nanoparticles produced at the fiber surface. Also, dip coating in tetraethylorthosilicate (abbreviated as TEOS) is shown to be an effective method for decorating carbon nanofibers with TEOS-derived silica nanoparticles at their surface. Furthermore, dip coating is an inexpensive technique which is easier to implement than the existing methods of nanofiber decoration with silica nanoparticles and results in a higher loading capacity. Carbon nanofiber mats with PFA- or TEOS-decorated surfaces hold promise of becoming the effective electrodes in fuel cells, Li-ion batteries and storage devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14627-14631
Number of pages5
JournalLangmuir
Volume27
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 6
Externally publishedYes

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Nanofibers
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Silicon Dioxide
Nanoparticles
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Alcohols
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silicon dioxide
Coatings
nanoparticles
carbon
fuel cells
electric batteries
Fuel cells
surface roughness
Surface roughness
Electrodes
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  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy

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Carbon nanofibers decorated with poly(furfuryl alcohol)-derived carbon nanoparticles and tetraethylorthosilicate-derived silica nanoparticles. / Zhang, Y.; Yarin, Alexander.

In: Langmuir, Vol. 27, No. 23, 06.12.2011, p. 14627-14631.

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