Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 61, Issue 11, pp 2224–2227 | Cite as

Synthesis and Gas-Sensing Properties of MnO2 – x and MnO2 – x/CuO-Coated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

  • Yu. A. Sten’kin
  • V. V. Bolotov
  • D. V. SokolovEmail author
  • V. E. Roslikov
  • K. E. Ivlev


Nanocomposites based on multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) impregnated with manganese oxide MnO2 – x and copper oxide CuO are synthesized and studied. The morphology and elemental composition of MWCNT layers and MWCNT/MnO2 – x and MWCNT/MnO2 – x/CuO nanocomposites are investigated by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. We study the gas-sensing response of the prepared nanocomposites to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). An increase in the conductance observed for the as-grown MWCNTs and the nanocomposites upon NO2 adsorption suggests that these structures exhibit a behavior characteristic of p-type conductivity. Nanocomposites with copper show a markedly enhanced gas-sensing response to H2S.


carbon nanotubes manganese oxide copper oxide nanocomposites gas-sensing response 



The authors are grateful to S.N. Nesov and P.M. Ko-rusenko for XPS measurements.


The work (the part concerning research of gas-sensing properties of nanocomposites) was performed within a government assignment to the Omsk Scientific SB RAS within the Basic Scientific Research Program for state academies for years 2013–2020, direction II.9, project no. II.9.2.1 (registration number in EGISU NIOKTR system, AAAA-A17-117041210227-8). The part concerning the nanocomposite synthesis and morphological studies using scanning electron microscopy was partially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 18-48-550009r_a.


The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. A. Sten’kin
    • 1
  • V. V. Bolotov
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. V. Sokolov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. E. Roslikov
    • 1
  • K. E. Ivlev
    • 1
  1. 1.Omsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesOmskRussia
  2. 2.Dostoevsky Omsk State UniversityOmskRussia

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