Fabrication of small diameter few-walled carbon nanotubes with enhanced field emission property.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A unique type of carbon nanotubes with 2 to 5 layers of sidewalls and diameters less than 10 nm was synthesized by the thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method with MgO supported Fe/Mo catalyst. Unlike the typical CVD grown multi-walled carbon nanotubes, these few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWNTs) have a high degree of structural perfection. They have enhanced electron field emission characteristics compared to the current commercial nanotubes, with a low threshold field for emission and improved emission stability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Qian, C; Qi, H; Gao, B; Cheng, Y; Qiu, Q; Qin, L-C; Zhou, O; Liu, J

Published Date

  • May 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1346 - 1349

PubMed ID

  • 16792363

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4899

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1533-4880

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1166/jnn.2006.140


  • eng