Diffusion flame synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Randall L. Vander Wal, Thomas M. Ticich, Valerie E. Curtis

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Abstract

Flame synthesis is demonstrated for the synthesis of single-wall nanotubes via a simple laboratory-scale diffusion flame. Results using different hydrocarbon reagents, the effects of dilution with an inert, the role of hydrogen and processes likely accountable for the deactivation of the catalyst particles are illustrated and discussed. Finally, a plot of the integrated residence time-temperature history of a fluid parcel along the flame axis indicates carbon nanotube growth occurring within 20 ms, thus demonstrating the great potential of flame synthesis for large-scale commercial production of nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-223
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume323
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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