Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Using Hydrocarbon Ion Beams


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Toward the tailored growth of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), CNT growth using hydrocarbon ion beams at the ion energy of 150 eV and the ion current densities of 10 ∼ 165 μA/cm2 was challenged at various growth temperatures. Fibrous protrusions with an amorphous nature grew at a low ion current density, whereas highly crystallized multi-wall CNTs were synthesized at high ion current densities. The higher the growth temperature and the ion current density, the smaller the CNT diameter. Similar to the conventional PECVD-grown CNTs, they grew via the so-called “tip-growth mode.”



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 11-12)

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M. Tanemura et al., "Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Using Hydrocarbon Ion Beams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 11-12, pp. 547-550, 2006

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February 2006




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