Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were synthesized on silicon substrate by the control of catalyst size, hydrocarbon species, and carbon flux through chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Catalysts for SWNTs and MWNTs could be obtained by an agglomeration of sputtered Co-Mo and pure Co thin films, respectively. The addition of Mo in the Co catalyst provides an effective nucleation site for SWNT and the low carbon flux by using methane gas in CVD reaction makes it possible to grow a single-walled structure.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry