Y-Shaped Carbon Nanowires Obtained from Ethanol Flames and their Growth Mechanism


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Y-shaped carbon nanowires as a multi-branched carbon nanostructure have potential applications in electrical nano-devices. In this paper, we report the synthesis of Y-shaped carbon nanowires obtained from ethanol flames. These Y-shaped carbon nanowires have different morphologies from one to another. It is interesting that there are two Y-junctions on individual carbon nanowires. According to our experimental results, the growth mechanism of Y-shaped carbon nanowires has been discussed and a possible growth model of these Y-shaped carbon nanowires has been proposed.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 26-28)

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Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee




J. Cheng et al., "Y-Shaped Carbon Nanowires Obtained from Ethanol Flames and their Growth Mechanism", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 711-714, 2007

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October 2007




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