The characterization and application of p-type semiconducting mesoporous carbon nanofibers

Lei Liao, Mingbo Zheng, Zhou Zhang, Bin Yan, Xiaofeng Chang, Guangbin Ji, Zexiang Shen, Tom Wu, Jieming Cao, Jixuan Zhang, Hao Gong, Jian Cao, Ting Yu*

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The microstructures of mesoporous carbon nanofibers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nano-Raman, nitrogen adsorption-desorption and optical transmission. They possessed a high specific surface area 840 m2 g-1 and a 1.07 eV band gap. All mesoporous carbon nanofiber network can act as the channel material in p-type field-effect transistor devices with field-effect mobilities over 10 cm2/V s. Furthermore, mesoporous carbon nanofiber network exhibits better sensitivity and faster response to NO2 gas than that of carbon nanotubes, which makes it a promising candidate as poisonous gas sensing nanodevices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1841-1845
Number of pages5
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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