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Improved synthesis of carbon nanotubes with junctions and of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Deepak, FL and Govindaraj, A and Rao, CNR (2006) Improved synthesis of carbon nanotubes with junctions and of single-walled carbon nanotubes. In: International Conference on Recent Developments in Metal Oxides and Related Materials,, Jan 09-11, 2006, Bangalore, India, pp. 9-14.

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Pyrolysis of thiophene over nickel nanoparticles dispersed on silica is shown to yield Y-junction carbon nanotubes with smaller diameters than those obtained by the pyrolysis of organometallic-thiophene mixtures. In the presence of water vapour, the pyrolysis of organometallic-hydrocarbon mixtures yields single-walled nanotubes, as well as relatively narrow-diameter carbon nanotubes with Y-junctions. Pyrolysis-of organometallic-hydrocarbon mixtures, in the absence of water vapour, only gives nanotubes with T- and Y-junctions.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes; T- & Y-junctions of nanotubes; single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 04:47
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31835

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