Comparative flame and furnace synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Randall L. Vander Wal, Thomas M. Ticich

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Abstract

In this Letter, results are reported for flame synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes. A pyrolysis flame of CO/H2 is established with introduction of the nanocatalyst precursor particles as an aerosol created by drying a nebulized solution of iron or iron colloid (in the form of ferrofluid). Results are compared to those produced by entraining the same catalyst aerosol into a tube furnace. Optimum flame gas flows and overall gas composition are reported and interpreted in terms of temperature and particle residence time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-32
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume336
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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