Fullerene-to-MWCNT Structural Evolution Synthesized by Arc Discharge Plasma
AbstractThe growth of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been extensively studied using electron microscopy. The ex situ structural behavior was examined to investigate the growth of the MWCNTs under different environments and pressures using electron microscopy. The arc discharge plasma technique was applied to synthesize the MWCNTs by evaporating carbon through the arc plasma between two cylindrical graphite rods, with a background pressure of 10−2 to 102 mbar, inside a vacuum chamber under different ambient environments. The results showed that long MWCNT structures were successfully grown. We suggest that the mechanism involves: (i) fullerene formation; (ii) the elongation of fullerenes; and (iii) the growth of MWCNTs. Agglomeration with other structures then forms MWCNT bundles. We note that the pressure and environment in the vacuum chamber can affect the structure of the MWCNTs. View Full-Text
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Roslan, M.S.; Abd Rahman, M.M.; Jofri, M.H.; Chaudary, K.T.; Mohamad, A.; Ali, J. Fullerene-to-MWCNT Structural Evolution Synthesized by Arc Discharge Plasma. C 2018, 4, 58.
Roslan MS, Abd Rahman MM, Jofri MH, Chaudary KT, Mohamad A, Ali J. Fullerene-to-MWCNT Structural Evolution Synthesized by Arc Discharge Plasma. C. 2018; 4(4):58.Chicago/Turabian Style
Roslan, Muhammad S.; Abd Rahman, Misbahul M.; Jofri, Muhamad H.; Chaudary, Kashif T.; Mohamad, Azam; Ali, Jalil. 2018. "Fullerene-to-MWCNT Structural Evolution Synthesized by Arc Discharge Plasma." C 4, no. 4: 58.
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