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Synthesis of multi-wall carbon nanotubes by simple pyrolysis

Mahanandia, P and Vishwakarma, PN and Nanda, KK and Prasad, V and Barai, K and Mondal, AK and Sarangi, S and Dey, GK and Subramanyam, SV (2008) Synthesis of multi-wall carbon nanotubes by simple pyrolysis. In: Solid State Communications, 145 (3). pp. 143-148.

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A new pyrolysis technique has been developed for the synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). In this simple method diethyl ether and nickelocene is pyrolysized in a reaction quartz tube without using carrier gas. The samples are prepared at pyrolysis temperatures of 650 and $950^0C$ and the effect of temperature on the tube morphology investigated. Purification has been done following the standard oxidation and acid bath treatment The as-synthesized and purified nanotubes have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and micro-Raman spectroscopy. The technique has great advantages such as low cost and easy operation for the production of CNTs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solid State Communications
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13376

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