Materials 2010, 3(11), 4871-4891; doi:10.3390/ma3114871
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Catalytic CVD Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes: Towards High Yield and Low Temperature Growth

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Received: 12 October 2010; Accepted: 25 October 2010 / Published: 1 November 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Progress in Nanomaterials Preparation)
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Abstract: The catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) is currently the most flexible and economically attractive method for the growth of carbon nanotubes. Although its principle is simple, the precisely controlled growth of carbon nanotubes remains very complex because many different parameters influence the growth process. In this article, we review our recent results obtained on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes via CCVD. We discuss the role of the catalyst and the catalyst support. Our recent results obtained from the water assisted growth and the equimolar C2H2-CO2 reaction are also discussed. Both procedures lead to significantly enhanced carbon nanotube growth. In particular, the latter allows growing carbon nanotubes on diverse substrate materials at low temperatures.
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; catalytic chemical vapor deposition; catalyst; catalyst support
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Magrez, A.; Seo, J.W.; Smajda, R.; Mionić, M.; Forró, L. Catalytic CVD Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes: Towards High Yield and Low Temperature Growth. Materials 2010, 3, 4871-4891.

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Magrez A, Seo JW, Smajda R, Mionić M, Forró L. Catalytic CVD Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes: Towards High Yield and Low Temperature Growth. Materials. 2010; 3(11):4871-4891.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Magrez, Arnaud; Seo, Jin Won; Smajda, Rita; Mionić, Marijana; Forró, László. 2010. "Catalytic CVD Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes: Towards High Yield and Low Temperature Growth." Materials 3, no. 11: 4871-4891.


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