Ferrocene as a precursor reagent for metal-catalyzed carbon nanotubes: Competing effects

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Abstract

Single-walled nanotube (SWNT) synthesis is studied in a pyrolysis flame configuration seeded with ferrocene as a catalyst precursor reagent. The concentration of ferrocene is prominent among the factors that determine SWNT inception, growth, and catalyst particle deactivation. This reflects ferrocene's role as metal catalyst precursor and as a source of cyclopentadiene species upon its thermal decomposition. Results with different reactant gas mixtures and flows are presented and interpreted in light of a SWNT synthesis mechanism and catalyst deactivation processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalCombustion and Flame
Volume130
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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