The Role of Oxygen at the Interface between Titanium and Carbon Nanotubes (pages 1799–1804)
Alexandre Felten, Irene Suarez-Martinez, Xiaoxing Ke, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Jacques Ghijsen, Jean-Jacques Pireaux, Wolfgang Drube, Carla Bittencourt and Christopher P. Ewels
Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200900193
Ti–CNT interface: Photoemission spectroscopy and DFT calculations are combined to study the interaction between titanium atoms and carbon nanotubes (see figure). This work sheds light on the influence of adsorbed and grafted oxygen present at the interface which plays an important role in the quality of metal–nanotube contacts in nanoelectronics.