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Sensors 2014, 14(10), 18474-18483; doi:10.3390/s141018474

Optimization of Magnetic Field-Assisted Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes for Sensing Applications

Lodz University of Technology, Stefanowskiego Str. 18/22, Lodz 90-924, Poland
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Received: 8 April 2014 / Revised: 22 August 2014 / Accepted: 16 September 2014 / Published: 7 October 2014
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Abstract

One of the most effective ways of synthesizing carbon nanotubes is the arc discharge method. This paper describes a system supported by a magnetic field which can be generated by an external coil. An electric arc between two electrodes is stabilized by the magnetic field following mass flux stabilization from the anode to the cathode. In this work four constructions are compared. Different configurations of cathode and coils are calculated and presented. Exemplary results are discussed. The paper describes attempts of magnetic field optimization for different configurations of electrodes. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; magnetic field; plasma carbon nanotubes; magnetic field; plasma
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Raniszewski, G.; Pyc, M.; Kolacinski, Z. Optimization of Magnetic Field-Assisted Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes for Sensing Applications. Sensors 2014, 14, 18474-18483.

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