Synthesis of nearly uniform single-walled carbon nanotubes using identical metal-containing molecular nanoclusters as catalysts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Uniform and small-diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been produced using identical molecular nanoclusters containing Fe and Mo atoms with a defined molecular formula and a specific structure as catalysts in a chemical vapor deposition method. The average diameter of the SWNTs produced in these experiments is 1.0 nm with a standard deviation for the diameter distribution of 17%. The diameters of SWNTs were obtained by atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • An, L; Owens, JM; McNeil, LE; Liu, J

Published Date

  • November 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 46

Start / End Page

  • 13688 - 13689

PubMed ID

  • 12431094

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ja0274958


  • eng