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Role of catalysts in the surface synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Zhou, Weiwei and Ding, Lei and Liu, Jie (2009) Role of catalysts in the surface synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes. Nano Research, 2 (8). pp. 593-598.

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Abstract

We demonstrate the role of catalysts in the surface growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by reviewing recent progress in the surface synthesis of SWNTs. Three effects of catalysts on surface synthesis are studied: type of catalyst, the relationship between the size of catalyst particles and carbon feeding rates, and interactions between catalysts and substrates. Understanding of the role of catalysts will contribute to our ability to control the synthesis of SWNTs on various substrates and facilitate the fabrication of nanotube-based devices.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:single-walled carbon nanotubes (CVD) - surface growth - catalysts - chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:6904
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:14 Aug 2009 13:45
Last Modified:14 Aug 2009 13:45

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