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Multiwall carbon nanotubes from pyrolysis of tetrahydrofuran

Mahanandia, P and Vishwakarma, PN and Nanda, KK and Prasad, V and Subramanyam, SV and Dev, SK and Satyam, PV (2006) Multiwall carbon nanotubes from pyrolysis of tetrahydrofuran. In: Materials Research Bulletin, 41 (12). pp. 2311-2317.

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Multiwalled carbon nanotubes have been prepared by pyrolysing tetrahydrofuran (THF) in the presence of nickelocene. Pyrolysis of the precursor mixture has been achieved at temperature as low as 600 degrees C. In this simple approach no carrier gas has been used. The yield of purified carbon nanotubes is found to be more than 65%. Characterization of the as-prepared and purified nanotubes are done by Xray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectra.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials Research Bulletin
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: nanostructures; vapour deposition.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010 06:45
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/30734

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