We describe a method to produce high-crystalline quality multiwalled carbon nanotubes from carbon black. By modifying the arc into a high-temperature oven, carbon black is converted into carbon nanotubes by a solid-state transformation without a catalyst. This process sheds new light onto the growth mechanism of carbon nanotubes and could lead to a scalable method of making multiwall nanotubes.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)