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|
|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|
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