In this research, silver nanoparticles (SNPs) are prepared on the surface of carbon nanotubes via chitosan, a biopolymer linkage. Here chitosan act as stabilizing agent for nanoparticles and forms a network on the surface of carbon nanotubes. Synthesized silver nanoparticles-MWCNT hybrid composite is characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, XRD analysis, and FESEM with EDS to evaluate the structural and chemical properties of the nanocomposite. The electrocatalytic activity of the fabricated SNP-MWCNT hybrid modified glassy carbon electrode has been evaluated by cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance analysis. The silver nanoparticles are of size ∼35 nm and are well distributed on the surface of carbon nanotubes with chitosan linkage. The prepared nanocomposite shows efficient electrocatalytic properties with high active surface area and excellent electron transfer behaviour.
|Title of host publication||2nd International Conference on Emerging Technologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Micro to Nano 2015, ETMN 2015: Contributory Papers Presented in 2nd International Conference on Emerging Technologies: Micro to Nano 2015|
|Editors||Niti Nipun Sharma, Ford Lumban Gaol, Jamil Akhtar|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics Inc.|
|State||Published - 13 Apr 2016|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Emerging Technologies: Micro to Nano 2015, ETMN 2015 - Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|
Duration: 24 Oct 2015 → 25 Oct 2015
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Emerging Technologies: Micro to Nano 2015, ETMN 2015|
|Period||24/10/15 → 25/10/15|
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- Carbon nanotubes
- Silver nanoparticles