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On the mechanism of carbon nanotube formation: the role of the catalyst

On the mechanism of carbon nanotube formation: the role of the catalyst
On the mechanism of carbon nanotube formation: the role of the catalyst
This work examines the recent developments in non-traditional catalyst-assisted chemical vapour deposition of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a view to determining the essential role of the catalyst in nanotube growth. A brief overview of the techniques reliant on the structural reorganization of carbon to form CNTs is provided. Additionally, CNT synthesis methods based upon ceramic, noble metal, and semiconducting nanoparticle catalysts are presented. Experimental evidence is provided for CNT growth using noble metal and semiconducting nanoparticle catalysts. A model for CNT growth consistent with the experimental results is proposed, in which the structural reorganization of carbon to form CNTs is paramount.


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Hector, A.L.
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Hutchison, J.L.
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Ayre, G.N., Uchino, T., Mazumder, B., Hector, A.L., Hutchison, J.L., Smith, D.C., Ashburn, P. and de Groot, C.H. (2011) On the mechanism of carbon nanotube formation: the role of the catalyst. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 23 (39), 394201. (PMID:21921315)

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Abstract

This work examines the recent developments in non-traditional catalyst-assisted chemical vapour deposition of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a view to determining the essential role of the catalyst in nanotube growth. A brief overview of the techniques reliant on the structural reorganization of carbon to form CNTs is provided. Additionally, CNT synthesis methods based upon ceramic, noble metal, and semiconducting nanoparticle catalysts are presented. Experimental evidence is provided for CNT growth using noble metal and semiconducting nanoparticle catalysts. A model for CNT growth consistent with the experimental results is proposed, in which the structural reorganization of carbon to form CNTs is paramount.


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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, Electronics & Computer Science, Electrochemistry, Quantum, Light & Matter Group

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Local EPrints ID: 197677
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/197677
ISSN: 0953-8984
PURE UUID: a7755703-eea6-41d3-a422-fbd3ba8998ae
ORCID for A.L. Hector: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9964-2163
ORCID for C.H. de Groot: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3850-7101

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Date deposited: 27 Sep 2011 09:01
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:02

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