Publications

Frontiers in Materials February 1, 2018

Enhanced electro-Fenton Mineralization of Acid Orange 7 Using a Carbon Nanotube Fiber Based Cathode

T. X. H. Le, B. Alemán, J. J. Vilatela, M. Bechelany and M. Cretin

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ChemPlusChem January 23, 2018

Large Area Schottky Junctions between ZnO and CNT Fibres

A. Monreal-Bernal and J. J. Vilatela

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ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces January 8, 2018

Gas-phase functionalization of macroscopic carbon nanotube fiber assemblies: reaction control, electrochemical properties, and use for flexible supercapacitors

D. Iglesias, E. Senokos, B. Alemán, L. Cabana, C. Navio, R. Marcilla, M. Prato, J. J. Vilatela and S. Marchesan

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Journal of Materials Chemistry A November 8, 2017

Large area photoelectrodes based on hybrids of CNT fibres and ALD–grown TiO2

A. Moya, N. Kemnade, M. R. Osorio, A. Cherevan, D. Granados, D. Eder and J.J. Vilatela

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The multifunctional nanocomposites group is interested in nanomaterials and the exploitation of their properties on a macroscopic scale. One of its main activities is the synthesis of macroscopic materials based on nanostructured building blocks, assembled in a way that potentiates stress and charge transfer processes at the nanoscale. The group investigates tailoring the structure of these hierarchical materials through combination with polymers, hybridisation with semiconductors and fine control of the building blocks at a molecular scale. Central to its research is a macroscopic fibre made up carbon nanotubes and produced continuously by spinning an aerogel of CNTs directly from the gas phase during their growth by chemical vapour deposition. Regarded as the next generation high-performance synthetic fibre, this material is already produced industrially and used in various industries including aerospace.

 

News

First International Workshop on Multi-functional Nanocarbon Fibres at IMDEA Materials January 18, 2018

The First International Workshop on Multi-functional Nanocarbon Fibres (27-29 June 2018) will gather leading researchers around the globe working on nanocarbons, with a view to developing the next generation of functional carbon fibres and fabrics and discussing future challenges. This workshop constitutes a satellite meeting of the Carbon 2018 Conference, which will be held in [...]

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Richard Santiago Schäufele - New PhD students January 16, 2018

Synthesis of nanostructures

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Dr. Maria Bidikoudi - New Postdoctoral Research Associates January 15, 2018

Advanced Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

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Dr. Moumita Rana - New Postdoctoral Research Associates January 6, 2018

CNT based inorganic composite materials for energy storage applications

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