Low temperature growth of SWNTs on a nickel catalyst by thermal chemical vapor deposition

Maoshuai He (Corresponding Author), Alexander I. Chernov, Elena D. Obraztsova, Jani Sainio, Emma Rikkinen, Hua Jiang, Zhen Zhu, Antti Kaskela, Albert G. Nasibulin, Esko I. Kauppinen (Corresponding Author), Marita Niemelä, Outi Krause

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Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been grown on a silica-supported monometallic nickel (Ni) catalyst at temperatures ranging from as low as 450 °C to 800 °C. Different spectroscopic techniques, such as Raman, photoluminescence emission (PLE), and ultra violet-visible-near infrared (UV-vis-NIR) absorption spectroscopy were used to evaluate the diameter and quality of the SWNTs grown over the Ni catalyst at different temperatures. The analysis revealed that high quality SWNTs with a very narrow diameter distribution were obtained at a growth temperature of 500 °C. In the PLE and absorption spectra, differences were observed between the SWNTs grown on Ni and those grown on cobalt (Co). This result expands the potential of growing a specific (n, m) tube species with relatively high abundance by tuning the catalyst composition. Furthermore, the prerequisites for the low temperature growth of SWNTs over a monometallic transition metal catalyst have been elucidated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-342
JournalNano Research
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Growth temperature
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Nickel
Chemical vapor deposition
Catalysts
Photoluminescence
Infrared absorption
Cobalt
Absorption spectroscopy
Silicon Dioxide
Transition metals
Absorption spectra
Infrared spectroscopy
Tuning
Silica
Hot Temperature
Temperature
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • low temperature
  • nickel catalyst
  • single-walled carbon nanotubes
  • synthesis

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He, M., Chernov, A. I., Obraztsova, E. D., Sainio, J., Rikkinen, E., Jiang, H., ... Krause, O. (2011). Low temperature growth of SWNTs on a nickel catalyst by thermal chemical vapor deposition. Nano Research, 4(4), 334-342. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-010-0088-3
He, Maoshuai ; Chernov, Alexander I. ; Obraztsova, Elena D. ; Sainio, Jani ; Rikkinen, Emma ; Jiang, Hua ; Zhu, Zhen ; Kaskela, Antti ; Nasibulin, Albert G. ; Kauppinen, Esko I. ; Niemelä, Marita ; Krause, Outi. / Low temperature growth of SWNTs on a nickel catalyst by thermal chemical vapor deposition. In: Nano Research. 2011 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 334-342.
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He, M, Chernov, AI, Obraztsova, ED, Sainio, J, Rikkinen, E, Jiang, H, Zhu, Z, Kaskela, A, Nasibulin, AG, Kauppinen, EI, Niemelä, M & Krause, O 2011, 'Low temperature growth of SWNTs on a nickel catalyst by thermal chemical vapor deposition', Nano Research, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 334-342. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-010-0088-3

Low temperature growth of SWNTs on a nickel catalyst by thermal chemical vapor deposition. / He, Maoshuai (Corresponding Author); Chernov, Alexander I.; Obraztsova, Elena D.; Sainio, Jani; Rikkinen, Emma; Jiang, Hua; Zhu, Zhen; Kaskela, Antti; Nasibulin, Albert G.; Kauppinen, Esko I. (Corresponding Author); Niemelä, Marita; Krause, Outi.

In: Nano Research, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2011, p. 334-342.

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