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Characterization of zinc oxide on green carbon nanotube cotton


Md Yusof, Juraina and Ismail, Ismayadi and Yusop, Muhammad Rahimi and Mat Nong, Mohd Ali and Osman, Rosiah (2017) Characterization of zinc oxide on green carbon nanotube cotton. In: 5th International Symposium on Applied Engineering and Sciences (SAES2017), 14-15 Nov. 2017, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (p. 14).


Recycling waste cooking palm oil (WCPO) as a source for alternative fuel such as biodiesel and valuable carbon materials such as carbon nanotubes (CNT) is a way to exploit it from waste to wealth. Carbon nanotubes cotton (CNTC) is one of the carbon nanostructures synthesized in high-temperature furnace. It resembles cotton candy, composed of low spatial density, ultra-long individual CNT, hydrophobic, oleophilic and exhibits good electrical and mechanical properties. CNTC from WCPO was synthesized using in-house chemical vapor deposition reactor. Ferrocene was used as catalyst with thiophene as a growth rate enhancer. The synthesis was carried out at temperature ranging from 1000 °C to 1200°C. The electrodeposition of ZnO was performed in a three electrode electrochemical cell with CNTC as the cathode. The result obtained showed that ZnO was successfully deposited on CNTC. The combination of ZnO and CNTC hybrid is a promising composite that can be further explored in the application of piezoelectric nanogenerator, sensors and high-performance electromagnetic absorbing material.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Technology
Keywords: CNT cotton; Waste cooking palm oil; Zinc oxide
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 09:28
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 09:28
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/64416
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