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Single-walled carbon nanotube growth with non-iron-group catalysts by chemical vapor deposition

Homma, Yoshikazu and Liu, Huaping and Takagi, Daisuke and Kobayashi, Yoshihiro (2009) Single-walled carbon nanotube growth with non-iron-group catalysts by chemical vapor deposition. Nano Research, 2 (10). pp. 793-799. ISSN 1998-0124 (print version) ISSN: 1998-0000 (electronic version)

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Abstract

Various materials have been found to catalyze carbon nanotube growth in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) when they become nano-sized particles. These involve not only metals, such as Pd, Pt, Au, Ag, and Cu, but also semiconductors, such as Si, Ge, and SiC. Alumina and diamond nanoparticles also produce carbon nanotubes. These catalysts which are better called seeds, can be categorized into two types: one type forms a eutectic liquid or highly-mobile alloy with carbon, and carbon atoms precipitate from the eutectic alloy; the other type remains as a solid phase and form a carbon surface layer during CVD growth. In this paper, we review recent studies of SWCNT growth with these non-iron-group materials and highlight the mechanisms involved.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7838
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 12:10
Last Modified:30 Nov 2009 12:10

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