Next Article in Journal
Progress of Multi Functional Properties of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid System, A[FeIIFeIIIX3] (A = (n-CnH2n+1)4N, Spiropyran; X = C2O2S2, C2OS3, C2O3S)
Next Article in Special Issue
Large-Scale Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials by Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition: A Review of the Effects of Synthesis Parameters and Magnetic Properties
Previous Article in Journal
Fluorinated Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s: Synthesis and Optical Properties of an Intriguing Class of Luminescent Polymers
Previous Article in Special Issue
Helicity Distributions of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Its Implication on the Growth Mechanism
Article Menu

Article Versions

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Materials 2010, 3(5), 3092-3140; doi:10.3390/ma3053092

Synthesis Methods of Carbon Nanotubes and Related Materials

1
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of Calabria, via P. Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
2
NANOPART S.A., 60 Kapeldreef, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 February 2010 / Revised: 31 March 2010 / Accepted: 30 April 2010 / Published: 7 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube)

Abstract

The challenge on carbon nanotubes is still the subject of many research groups. While in the first years the focus was on the new synthesis methods, new carbon sources and support materials, recently, the application possibilities are the principal arguments of the studies. The three main synthesis methods discussed in this review are the arc discharge, the laser ablation and the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) with a special regard to the latter one. In the early stage of the nanotube production the first two methods were utilized mainly for the production of SWNTs while the third one produced mainly MWNTs. The principle of CVD is the decomposition of various hydrocarbons over transition metal supported catalyst. Single-walled (SWNT), multi-walled (MWNT) and coiled carbon nanotubes are produced. In some case, interesting carbonaceous materials are formed during the synthesis process, such as bamboo-like tubes, onions, horn-like structures. In this paper, we refer to the progresses made in the field of the synthesis techniques of carbon nanotubes in the last decade. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; CVD; synthesis methods; laser ablation; arc discharge carbon nanotubes; CVD; synthesis methods; laser ablation; arc discharge
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Szabó, A.; Perri, C.; Csató, A.; Giordano, G.; Vuono, D.; Nagy, J.B. Synthesis Methods of Carbon Nanotubes and Related Materials. Materials 2010, 3, 3092-3140.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top