Multiwalled carbon nanotube forests grown on the surface of synthetic diamond crystals

B. B. Bokhonov, A. V. Ukhina, D. V. Dudina, H. Katsui, T. Goto, H. Kato

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Forests of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were grown on the facets of synthetic diamond crystals by treating them in a rotary chemical vapor deposition reactor. Nickelocene was used as a source of both nickel catalyst and carbon for the formation of MWCNTs. The diamond crystals were not subjected to any surface treatment prior to the MWCNT growth. The MWCNTs were anchored in nickel particles adhered to the diamond facets and were partially filled with nickel. These morphological features of the diamond-MWCNT structures together with nanotube branching suggest the formation of MWCNTs by the combined growth mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10606-10609
Number of pages4
JournalCeramics International
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Electron microscopy
  • Interfaces
  • Powders: gas phase reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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