An Overview of Selected Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition Parameter for Aligned Carbon Nanotube Growth

Author(s): Mohd. Shahril Amin Bistamam, Mohd. Asyadi Azam, Nor Syafira Abdul Manaf, Pei Sean Goh, Mohd. Warikh Abdul Rashid, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Journal Name: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia

Volume 4 , Issue 1 , 2014

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Aligned carbon nanotube (A-CNT) has been extensively studied due to their high potential in many applications. Despite the fact that catalyst preparation is the key role to grow A-CNTs, the parameter of catalytic chemical vapor deposition (C-CVD) also influences A-CNT growth and its morphologies. This review focused to critically synthesize the published data in scientific report on A-CNT for better understanding the C-CVD parameter governing vertically A-CNT growth. The review will mainly discuss the influence of C-CVD processing temperature, C-CVD processing time, and carbon feedstock in A-CNT growth and its effects on A-CNT morphologies. Challenges and future perspectives in the synthesis of aligned carbon nanotubes have also been discussed.

Keywords: Aligned carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotubes growth parameter, catalytic chemical vapor deposition, supergrowth.

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Year: 2014
Page: [2 - 30]
Pages: 29
DOI: 10.2174/2210681204666140905221405
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