Secondment to the Nagoya Institute of Technology


Neha Venkatesh Rangam, NaMeS PhD student, paricipated in the secondment to the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan. She had possibility work in Kawasaki & Ishii's Laboratory. The main goal of her project was to synthesize the carbon nanomaterials composite for the research project ‘Electron spectroscopy of novel nanocarbon systems for applications in medicine’. Neha conducted the tests in which she received the following results: 

  1. purification of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT- SO) of diameter1.4 nm
  • Raman Analysis confirmed the quality of CNT was unchanged after the purification,
  • TGA plot confirmed the removal of metal impurities due to CNT after purification,
  • N2 spectra confirmed the opening of the ends of CNT, which were formed due to annealing at higher temperature,
  1. synthesis of peapods using the prepared purified SWNT and C60 molecules
  • Raman Analysis confirmed the quality of CNT was unchanged after the encapsulation,
  • TGA confirmed the presence of C60,
  • The intensity of 100 peak decreases, confirming peapod synthesis.

Summarize, the CNT were successfully purified and were used to prepare the C60 peapods using gas phase reaction and solution phase reaction mechanism.


1 Nov.2018,- 30 Apr., 2019


Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan


Neha Venkatesh Rangam

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.