Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and nanoballs by swirled floating catalyst chemical vapour deposition method

A. S. Afolabi, A. S. Abdulkareem, S. E. Iyuke

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Abstract

The ferrocene catalysed decomposition of acetylene by swirled floating chemical vapour deposition method was studied in this work. Analyses of the products formed confirm the presence of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanoballs. These materials were synthesized at different production conditions; high flow rates of carbon source and carrier gases as well as low decomposition temperature were found to be responsible for the formation of CNBs. TEM images also show that both CNTs and CNBs contain low contents of iron impurities and amorphous carbons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-277
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Experimental Nanoscience
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

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Carbon Nanotubes
Chemical vapor deposition
Carbon nanotubes
Carbon
Decomposition
Acetylene
Catalysts
Amorphous carbon
Iron
Gases
Flow rate
Impurities
Transmission electron microscopy
Temperature
ferrocene

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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Afolabi, A. S. ; Abdulkareem, A. S. ; Iyuke, S. E. / Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and nanoballs by swirled floating catalyst chemical vapour deposition method. In: Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. 2007 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 269-277.
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In: Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, Vol. 2, No. 4, 01.12.2007, p. 269-277.

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