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Carbon Nanotubes from Organometallic Precursors

Rao, C. N. R. and Govindaraj , Achutharao (2002) Carbon Nanotubes from Organometallic Precursors. ACCOUNTS of chemical research, 35 (12). pp. 998-1007.

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Multiwalled as well as single-walled carbon nanotubes are conveniently prepared by the pyrolysis of organometallic precursors such as metallocenes and phthalocyanines in a reducing atmosphere. More importantly, pyrolysis of organometallics alone or in mixture with hydrocarbons yields aligned nanotube bundles with useful field emission and hydrogen storage properties. By pyrolysis of organometallics in the presence of thiophene, Y-junction nanotubes are obtained in large quantities. The Y-junction tubes have a good potential in nanoelectronics. Carbon nanotubes prepared from organometallics are useful to prepare nanowires and nanotubes of other materials such as BN, GaN, SiC, and Si3N4.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3942
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009 04:19
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 10:00

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