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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. ISSN 1998-0124 (Print) 1998-0000 (Online)

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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
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
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:8366
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:29 Apr 2010 11:17
Last Modified:29 Apr 2010 11:17

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