Title: Controllable growth of individual, uniform carbon nanotubes by thermal chemical vapor deposition
Authors: Wang, XB ×
Volodine, Alexandre
Van Haesendonck, Christian
Moreau, N
Fonseca, A
Nagy, JB #
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Publisher: North-Holland
Series Title: Physica E, Low-dimensional Systems & Nanostructures vol:25 issue:4 pages:597-604
Abstract: We report on the controllable growth of individual, uniform carbon nanotubes using thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD). We performed a detailed study of the various factors influencing the growth of single nanotubes. In particular, we investigated the role played by catalyst layer thickness, catalyst dot size, deposition temperature, and gas source pressure on the growth process of straight, single nanotubes. Straight, individual nanotubes with uniform diameter can be obtained by decomposition of 0.1 mbar of acetylene at a temperature of 800 degreesC over a 5 nm thick nickel film that is patterned into square dots with dimensions below 500 nm. We compare the performance of thermal CVD and of plasma enhanced CVD for growing individual nanotubes. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 1386-9477
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
Drug Delivery and Disposition
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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