Direct synthesis of amorphous carbon nanotubes on Fe76Si 9B10P5 glassy alloy particles

Chunnian He, Long Chen, Chunsheng Shi, Chenguang Zhang, Enzuo Liu, Jiajun Li, Naiqin Zhao, Xinmin Wang, Akihiro Makino, Akihisa Inoue

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A mass of amorphous carbon nanotubes (ACNTs) have been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition of C2H2 directly on Fe 76Si9B10P5 glassy alloy particles without the addition of an external catalyst at 550 °C for 1 h. The ACNTs is 1-5 μm in length and 5-30 nm in diameter and has a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area of 81.4 m2/g. Investigations on the ACNT growth process confirmed that the initial stage for appearance of isolated islands (a-Fe nanoparticles), which might be due to stress and surface breakup generated during high temperature CVD process, would be the decisive step for the ACNT growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-288
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Metallic glasses
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Vapor deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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