CVD synthesis and radial deformations of large diameter single-walled CNTs

Paula Queipo (Corresponding Author), Albert G. Nasibulin, Sergey D. Shandakov, Hua Jiang, David Gonzalez, Esko I. Kauppinen

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were synthesized by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method on transmission electron microscopy (TEM) silica coated nickel grids using carbon monoxide as carbon source and iron nanoparticles as catalyst. The produced CNTs were as large as 11 nm in diameter. Investigations on the CNT deformations based on high-resolution TEM images showed that the deformation of CNTs due to their interaction with the substrate occurs at diameters larger than 2.7 nm. Small deformation of free standing tubes was found to occur at diameters above approximately 4.5 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-305
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • large diameter
  • carbon nanotubes
  • transmission electron microscopy
  • radial deformation
  • hot-wire particle generator


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