Centimetre-long carbon nanotubes from ethanol decomposition


Journal Article

Centimetre long carbon nanotubes were successfully grown from ethanol decomposition in chemical vapor deposition by using iron as the catalyst and silicon as the substrates. Ethanol is found to be a good carbon source to produce clean and long carbon nanotubes. Scanning electronic microscopy images show that the carbon nanotubes are up to 4 cm long. Atomic force microscopy and Raman spectrum were performed. The surface morphology was also studied using scanning electronic microscopy, and possible growth mechanism is discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zheng, LX; O'Connell, MJ; Doorn, SK; Liao, XZ; Zhao, YH; Hoffbauer, MA; Jia, QX; Peterson, DE; Liu, J; Zhu, YT

Published Date

  • December 1, 2005

Published In

  • 2005 Nsti Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show Nsti Nanotech 2005 Technical Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 126 - 127

Citation Source

  • Scopus