Optimization of Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis Conditions for Multiwall Carbon Nanotube by Statistical Analysis of Experiment
The optimization of chemical vapor deposition synthesis conditions for multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) was experimentally investigated. Carbon nanotubes were grown on cobalt substrate thicknesses of 20, 100 and 1000 nm at 700 and 900 0C with 2 replications. The configuration and morphology of the carbon nanotubes were investigated by scanning electron microscope and Fourier transform raman spectrometer, respectively. The tendency of the parameters was evaluated by statistical design of experiment. Observations on samples produced under our optimised production process, showed that a large number of MWCNTs bundles were produced. Diameter of MWCNTs bundles ranges between 30 and 100 nm throughout the samples. From the variance analysis of the Raman spectra we observe that the thickness of cobalt and temperature of synthesis are highly significant in which the coherence length and innermost diameter increase for either the thickness increases or the temperature decreases.
P. Saiprasert et al., "Optimization of Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis Conditions for Multiwall Carbon Nanotube by Statistical Analysis of Experiment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 55-57, pp. 533-536, 2008