Growth mechanism of oriented long single walled carbon nanotubes using "fast-heating" chemical vapor deposition process

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The growth mechanism of long and aligned single walled carbon nanotubes using a recently reported "fast heating" chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method is discussed. The effect of heating speed at the initial stage of the CVD process has been systematically studied, and a "kite- mechanism" for the nanotube growth is proposed. The understanding of the growth mechanism would enable us to design future experiments to obtain better control of the morphology of the produced nanotubes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Huang, S; Woodson, M; Smalley, R; Liu, J

Published Date

  • June 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1025 - 1028

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-6984

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/nl049691d

Citation Source

  • Scopus