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Carbon nanotubes by the metallocene route

Sen, Rahul and Govindaraj, Achutharao and Rao, C. N. R. (1997) Carbon nanotubes by the metallocene route. CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 267 (3-4). pp. 276-280.

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Abstract

Pyrolysis of metallocenes such as ferrocene, cobaltocene and nickelocene, is shown to yield carbon nanotubes and metal-filled onion-like structures. Pyrolysis of benzene in the presence of a metallocene gives high yields of nanotubes, the wall thickness of the nanotubes depending on the metallocene content. Pyrolysis of benzene in the absence of any metal however gives monodispersed nanospheres of carbon rather than nanotubes.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4413
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 11:10
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 11:57

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