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Growth of Aligned MWNT Arrays Using a Micrometer Scale Local-Heater at Low Ambient Temperature

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4015-4022
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Abstract

Ambient room temperature growth of aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube arrays on micrometer scale local heaters is demonstrated. High growth rates of up to 8.8 mu m per second have been achieved and the growth has been monitored in situ using optical microscopy. The growth starts and ends abruptly over the length of the local heater. The terminal length of the nanotubes shows a clear dependence on growth temperature and small inhomogeneities in temperature across the heater are seen to lead to interesting microstructure of the arrays. The activation energy for growth was seen to be consistent with earlier reports for acetylene growth of nanotubes on iron catalysts.

    Research areas

  • VAMWNT, Carbon Nanotube Arrays, Low Temperature Growth, CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION, CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAYS, NETWORKS

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