A scalable CVD method for the synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes with high catalyst productivity

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are known to possess superior mechanical and electronic properties. However, the lack of methods for large-scale preparation limits fundamental research and application development of this unique material. Among all methods currently used for SWNT preparation, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method represents the best hope for large-scale production. However, current CVD method has limited catalyst productivity (~40% the weight of the starting catalyst). Here we report an improved CVD method for preparation of SWNTs with high productivity using a novel aerogel supported Fe/Mo catalyst. The total amount of high-quality SWNTs produced is greater than 200% the weight of the catalysts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Su, M; Zheng, B; Liu, J

Published Date

  • May 26, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 322 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 321 - 326

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-2614

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0009-2614(00)00422-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus