Progress on nanoparticle-based carbon nanotube complex: fabrication and potential application

Amin Termeh Yousefi*, Minoru Fukumori, Pandey Reetu Raj, Polin Liu, Lingxiang Fu, Samira Bagheri, Hirofumi Tanaka

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are considered as one of the most intensively explored nanostructured materials and have been widely used as a platform material for metal and semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs) due to their large and chemically active surface area. Several approaches have been described in the literature to immobilize NPs on the surface of CNTs. This report reviews the recent developments in this area by exploring the various techniques where nanotubes can be functionalized with NPs to improve the optical, mechanical, thermal, medical, electrical, and magnetic applications of CNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-201
Number of pages19
JournalReviews in Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • CNT/NP
  • coating
  • desperation
  • functionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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