Liu, Bilu and Ren, Wencai and Gao, Libo and Li, Shisheng and Pei, Songfeng and Liu, Chang and Jiang, Chuanbin and Cheng, Hui-Ming. (2009) Metal-Catalyst-Free Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (6). pp. 2082-2083. ISSN 0002-7863Full text not available from this repository.
We present a metal-catalyst-free CVD process for the high-efficiency growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on surface. By applying a 30-nm-thick SiO2 sputtering deposited Si or Si/SiO2 wafer as substrate and CH4 as a carbon source, dense and uniform SWNT networks with high quality can be obtained without the presence of any metal species. Moreover, a simple patterned growth approach, using a scratched Si/SiO2 wafer as substrate, is also presented for the growth of SWNTs with good position controllability. Our finding of the growth of SWNTs via a metal-catalyst-free process will provide valuable information for understanding the growth mechanism of SWNTs in-depth, which accordingly will facilitate the controllable synthesis and applications of carbon nanotubes.
|Additional Information:||Abstract reprinted by permission from American Chemical Society. Copyright 2009.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||carbon nanotube growth,|
|InterNano Taxonomy:||Nanomanufacturing Processes > Deposition of Nanostructured Films or Nanostructures > Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
Nanomanufacturing Processes > Deposition of Nanostructured Films or Nanostructures > Sputtering
Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanotubes > Carbon nanotubes
|Collections:||Nanomanufacturing Research Collection|
|Depositing User:||Mr. Richard L Rosen|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jul 2010 20:24|
|Last Modified:||13 Jul 2010 20:24|
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