A method for synthesizing large quantities of carbon nanotubes and encapsulated copper nanowires

A. A. Setlur, J. M. Lauerhaas, J. Y. Dai, Robert P. H. Chang

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Abstract

A method using a hydrogen arc for synthesizing large quantities of carbon nanotubes filled with pure copper is reported. The interaction of small copper clusters with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is shown to form carbon nanotubes and encapsulated copper nanowires. The effectiveness of this model is demonstrated by showing that no copper filled nanotubes are formed in a helium arc that does not generate PAHs. A direct proof of this model is demonstrated by using pyrene, a PAH molecule, to grow carbon nanotubes and encapsulated copper nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-347
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume69
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 1996

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A method for synthesizing large quantities of carbon nanotubes and encapsulated copper nanowires. / Setlur, A. A.; Lauerhaas, J. M.; Dai, J. Y.; Chang, Robert P. H.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 69, No. 3, 15.07.1996, p. 345-347.

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