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Odako growth of dense arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes attached to carbon surfaces

Pint, Cary L. and Alvarez, Noe T. and Hauge, Robert H. (2009) Odako growth of dense arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes attached to carbon surfaces. Nano Research, 2 (7). pp. 526-534.

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Abstract

A novel process is demonstrated whereby dense arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are grown directly at the interface of a carbon material or carbon fiber. This growth process combines the concepts of SWNT tip growth and alumina-supported SWNT base growth to yield what we refer to as “odako” growth. In odako growth, an alumina flake detaches from the carbon surface and supports catalytic growth of dense SWNT arrays at the tip, leaving a direct interface between the carbon surface and the dense SWNT arrays. In addition to being a new and novel form of SWNT array growth, this technique provides a route toward future development of many important applications for dense aligned SWNT arrays.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbon nanotubes - carbon fibers - chemical vapor deposition
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:6544
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:27 Jul 2009 16:13
Last Modified:29 Jul 2009 09:41

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