Diameter tuning of single-walled carbon nanotubes by diffusion plasma CVD

Toshiaki Kato, Shunsuke Kuroda, Rikizo Hatakeyama

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We have realized a diameter tuning of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by adjusting process gas pressures with plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Detailed photoluminescence measurements reveal that the diameter distribution of SWNTs clearly shifts to a large-diameter region with an increase in the pressure during plasma CVD, which is also confirmed by Raman scattering spectroscopy. Based on the systematical investigation, it is found that the main diameter of SWNTs is determined by the pressure during the heating in an atmosphere of hydrogen and the diameter distribution is narrowed by adjusting the pressure during the plasma generation. Our results could contribute to an application of SWNTs to high-performance thin-film transistors, which requires the diameter-controlled semiconductor-rich SWNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number490529
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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