Attempt to Synthesize Carbon Nanotube by a Thermal Reduction of Ether
Thermal reduction process has been employed for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), during which ether was used as carbon source and metallic sodium play a role of reducing agent. The obtained CNTs have a diameter range of 50 nm and length range of 200-1000 nm. The as-prepared product was characterized by X-ray powder di.raction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and selected area electron diffraction (SAED).
Y. T. Wang "Attempt to Synthesize Carbon Nanotube by a Thermal Reduction of Ether ", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 92, pp. 29-33, 2010