CVD synthesis and purification of single-walled carbon nanotubes on aerogel-supported catalyst

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Journal Article

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were synthesized by disproportionation of carbon monoxide on an aerogel-supported Fe/Mo catalyst. A simple acidic treatment followed by an oxidation process produced a high purity (> 99%) of SWNTs. The nanotubes obtained are bundled SWNTs and free of amorphous-carbon coating. Several factors that affect the yield and the quality of the SWNTs were also studied. This method shows great promise for large-scale production of SWNTs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zheng, B; Li, Y; Liu, J

Published Date

  • March 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 345 - 348

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0947-8396

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s003390201275

Citation Source

  • Scopus