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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 2544–2553 | Cite as

Analysis of metal catalyst content in magnetically filtered SWCNTs by SQUID magnetometry

  • Barbara Pacakova
  • Zuzana Kominkova
  • Jana Vejpravova
  • Alice Mantlikova
  • Martin Kalbac
Original Paper

Abstract

Removal of the residual magnetic metal catalyst from the single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is important prerequisite for many further applications. We present here a facile analysis method enabling direct control of the removed fraction of the catalyst nanoparticles (NPs) after purification. Determination of distribution of the magnetic moments attributed to the catalyst NPs enables proper interpretation of the efficiency and mechanism of the used purification process. The study has been performed on the SWCNTs containing magnetic metal NPs, exposed to sonication and magnetic filtration. Two different SWCNT precursors (HiPco and laser ablation SWCNTs), three solvents and multiple filtration steps, respectively, have been tested. Magnetic property measurements are supported by the results of thermal decomposition and Raman spectroscopy.

Keywords

Interparticle Interaction Filtration Step Magnetic Filtration SWCNT Sample Metallic SWCNTs 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic under Project No. P204/10/1677. Magnetic measurements were performed in MLTL (http://mltl.eu/), which is supported within the program of Czech Research Infrastructures (Project No. LM2011025).

Conflict of interest

Authors declare no conflict of interest.

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Pacakova
    • 1
  • Zuzana Kominkova
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jana Vejpravova
    • 1
  • Alice Mantlikova
    • 1
  • Martin Kalbac
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics of the ASCRPrague 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ASCRPrague 8Czech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of SciencePalacky UniversityOlomoucCzech Republic

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