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Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 222)


The laser ablation synthesis of carbon nanotubes is contrasted with the arc discharge method with respect to the synthesis product. A novel combination of two laser systems of different wavelengths for the laser ablation synthesis is presented. The impact of sulfur on the synthesis process is discussed. An excerpt of our quality control protocol is presented.


Laser Ablation Plasma Enhance Chemical Vapor Deposition Quality Control Protocol Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition Narrow Diameter Distribution 
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    This protocol is a guidance for sample characterization and quality control within the SPANG consortium. It is hoped that by applying this protocol, reproducible results will be obtained at the different laboratories. To facilitate cooperation with other consortia and quite general with colleagues worldwide, the protocol is also spread outside the EU project SPANG. The protocol is regularly updated. We appreciate any interest for the protocol and any feedback from colleagues working in the field.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute for Solid-State ResearchStuttgartGermany

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