Solid-state synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes

S. P. Doherty, D. B. Buchholz, B. J. Li, Robert P. H. Chang

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Abstract

A modified high-temperature arc furnace was used to produce carbon nanotubes from carbon black by a solid-state transformation without a catalyst. The layer of carbon nanotubes thus formed was nearly pure with only a minor amount of carbon black particles. The properties of these nanotubes were found to be very similar to those produced by the conventional arc synthesis. Based on this process, a mechanism for the growth of these nanotubes is proposed. In addition, field-emission properties of these nanotubes were comparable to the properties of arc-grown carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-949
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

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Doherty, S. P., Buchholz, D. B., Li, B. J., & Chang, R. P. H. (2003). Solid-state synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Research, 18(4), 941-949.

Solid-state synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes. / Doherty, S. P.; Buchholz, D. B.; Li, B. J.; Chang, Robert P. H.

In: Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 18, No. 4, 04.2003, p. 941-949.

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Doherty, SP, Buchholz, DB, Li, BJ & Chang, RPH 2003, 'Solid-state synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes', Journal of Materials Research, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 941-949.
Doherty, S. P. ; Buchholz, D. B. ; Li, B. J. ; Chang, Robert P. H. / Solid-state synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes. In: Journal of Materials Research. 2003 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 941-949.
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