Growth control of single and multi-walled carbon nanotubes by thin catalyst

Young Joon Yoon, Jun Cheol Bae, Hong Koo Baik, Seongjin Cho, Se Jong Lee, Kie Moon Song, No Seung Myung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 25

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Korean Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2000-015-DP0123).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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