Structural and Thermal Properties of ACNT by Modified Deposition Method: Growth Time Approach
|Periodical||Nano Hybrids (OPEN ACCESS) (Volume 2)|
|Main Theme||Nano Hybrids Vol. 2|
|Citation||Muhammad Salleh Shamsudin et al., 2012, Nano Hybrids (OPEN ACCESS), 2, 25|
|Online since||August, 2012|
|Authors||Muhammad Salleh Shamsudin, Mohammad Maryam, Noor Asli Asnida, S.A.M. Zobir, Mohd Amri Johari, Shamsul Faez M. Yusop, A.B. Suriani, Saifollah Abdullah, S.Y.S. Yahya, Mohamad Rusop Mahmood|
|Keywords||Camphor, Carbon Nanotube (CNT), Carbon Nanotube Growth Temperature, Modified Deposition Method|
The knowledge of fabrication method plays an important role in the preparation of aligned carbon nanotubes (ACNT) from natural hydrocarbon feedstock. Here ACNT were successfully synthesized by two-stage catalytic chemical vapor deposition method using organic oil (camphor oil) as a precursor. Synthesis was carried out at a fixed growth temperature of 800 oC and in different growth time: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 minutes. The optimized condition for the growth of ACNT produced a small amount of by-product amorphous carbon and highly uniform crystal structure. The experimental results demonstrated that formation ACNT is also dependent on the growth time. The nanotubes were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy and micro-Raman spectroscopy. Thermal properties were evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis.