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Organometallic precursor route to carbon nanotubes

Govindaraj , Achutharao and Rao, C. N. R. (2002) Organometallic precursor route to carbon nanotubes. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 74 (9). pp. 1571-1580.

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Multi-walled 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. Pyrolysis of organometallics alone or in mixture with hydrocarbons also yields aligned nanotube bundles with useful field emission properties. By pyrolyzing organometallics in the presence of thiophene, Y-junction nanotubes are obtained in large quantities. The junction nanotubes have a good potential in nanoelectronics. Carbon nano-tubes prepared from organometallics are useful for preparing nanowires and nanotubes of 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:3946
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009 04:18
Last Modified:06 Apr 2009 15:07

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