Synthesis of novel single-walled carbon nanotubemagnesium nanoparticle composites by a solution reduction method Academic Article uri icon


  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) reinforced with uniform distribution of magnesium nanoparticles were synthesized by a solution reduction method using a Grignard reagent and lithium naphthalide. Magnesium nanoparticles were observed to be of an average size of 4.50.5 nm. Raman data indicated distinct diameter selectivity for larger-diameter metallic SWNTs of 2.21 nm and some degree of de-bundling of the nanotube bundles upon the incorporation of the magnesium nanoparticles.

published proceedings

  • Materials Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Hemraj-Benny, T., Pigza, J. A., Budhoo, S., Condon, L., Depner, S. W., Dennis, R. V., & Banerjee, S.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Hemraj-Benny, Tirandai||Pigza, Julie A||Budhoo, Susan||Condon, Loren||Depner, Sean W||Dennis, Robert V||Banerjee, Sarbajit

publication date

  • February 2014