Study on the controllable scale-up growth of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube arrays

Ge, Lei ORCID: and Chen, Jiuling and Chen, Jun and Zhu, Zhonghua and Rudolph, Victor (2012) Study on the controllable scale-up growth of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube arrays. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 (3). pp. 2722-2732. ISSN 1533-4880


Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VA-CNTs) with high purity have been grown on quartz substrate via the gas phase catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CVD) by using ferrocene as the catalyst source and camphor as the carbon source. The effects of catalyst concentration, flow rate and water assistance on the morphology and structure of VA-CNTs are investigated by SEM, TEM, Raman and XPS characterizations. Under the optimized CVD conditions with modest ferrocene concentration and flow rate, dense and well VA-CNT arrays have been obtained. The water concentration should be controlled to improve CNTs alignment and impurity without damaging the walls of CNTs.

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Date Deposited: 29 May 2017 02:25
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Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanotube array; carbon source; catalyst concentration; catalyst source; catalytic chemical vapour deposition; chemical vapour deposition; ferrocenes; gas-phase pyrolysis; gasphase; high purity; quartz substrate; scale-up; vertically aligned carbon nanotube; water concentrations; XPS characterization; carbon nanotubes; catalysts; diamond films; flow rate; iron compounds; organometallics; quartz; vapors; chemical vapor deposition
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
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