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CCVD synthesis of carbon nanotubes from (Mg,Co,Mo)O catalysts: influence of the proportions of cobalt and molybdenum

Flahaut, Emmanuel and Peigney, Alain and Bacsa, Wolfgang and Bacsa, Revathi and Laurent, Christophe CCVD synthesis of carbon nanotubes from (Mg,Co,Mo)O catalysts: influence of the proportions of cobalt and molybdenum. (2004) Journal of Materials Chemistry, 14 (4). 646-653. ISSN 0959-9428

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Carbon nanotubes have been synthesised by catalytic chemical vapour deposition of a H2–CH4 mixture (18 mol% CH4) over (Mg,Co,Mo)O catalysts. The total amount of cobalt and molybdenum has been kept constant at 1 cat% and the proportion of molybdenum with respect to cobalt has been varied from x(Mo) = 0.25–1.0. This variation has important effects on both the yield and the nature (number of walls, straight walls or bamboo-like structures) of the carbon nanotubes. It also has an influence on the purity of the samples (amount of encapsulated metal particles, presence or not of amorphous carbon deposits). For x = 0.25, the nanotubes were mainly double- and triple-walled (inner diameter less than 3 nm); samples prepared from catalysts with higher molybdenum ratios contained larger multi-walled carbon nanotubes (inner diameter up to 9 nm), having up to 13 concentric walls. It is proposed that different growth mechanisms may occur depending on the initial composition of the catalyst.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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