Carbon nanotubes synthesized in a hydrogen arc discharge

X. K. Wang, X. W. Lin, V. P. Dravid, J. B. Ketterson, Robert P. H. Chang

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We have developed a novel method to synthesize]] clean" carbon nanotubes with relatively higher yield using a hydrogen arc discharge. The quality and yield of the tubes depend sensitively on the gas pressure in the arc discharge. We have observed sharp, open-ended nanotubes with clear lattice fringes at the edges and empty interiors. The existence of these frozen-open-ended tubes in the buckybundles provides evidence for an open-ended growth model for nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2430
Number of pages1
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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