Applied Physics A

, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 697–700 | Cite as

Synthesis and crystallinity of carbon nanotubes produced by a vapor-phase growth method

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Abstract

We have studied the effect of temperature on the growth and crystallinity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), synthesized by a vapor-phase growth method using a catalytic reaction of iron pentacarbonyl (Fe(CO)5) and acetylene (C2H2) gas. By increasing the growth temperature from 750 °C to 950 °C, both the growth rate and the diameter of the CNTs increase. Moreover, the crystallinity of the graphite sheets improves progressively with increasing growth temperature. Adjustment of the growth temperature gives potential for controlled growth of CNTs in a large-scale synthesis of CNTs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.C. Lyu
    • 1
  • H.W. Kim
    • 2
  • S.J. Kim
    • 3
  • J.W. Park
    • 4
  • C.J. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NanotechnologyHanyang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringInha UniversityIncheonSouth Korea
  3. 3.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringKyungnam UniversityMasanSouth Korea
  4. 4.School of Advanced Materials Science EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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