Freestanding individual single-walled carbon nanotube synthesis based on plasma sheath effects

Toshiaki Kato, Goo Hwan Jeong, Takamichi Hirata, Rikizo Hatakeyama, Kazuyuki Tohji

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Abstract

We report the successful synthesis of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) at relatively low temperatures below 650°C using very short-time (30 s) plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process. Based on the detailed transmission electron microscopy observation, it is revealed that all of the short-length SWNTs growing from catalysts which are fixed by zeolites form individual shapes. According to the comparison between general PECVD and our PECVD, several requirements for the SWNT growth under PECVD are claimed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1278-L1280
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume43
Issue number10 A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Freestanding
  • Low-temper-ature synthesis
  • Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition
  • Single-walled carbon nanotube
  • Zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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