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Carbon nanotubes grown in situ by a novel catalytic method

Peigney, Alain and Laurent, Christophe and Dobigeon, F. and Rousset, Abel Carbon nanotubes grown in situ by a novel catalytic method. (1997) Journal of Materials Research, 12 (3). 613-615. ISSN 0884-2914

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/JMR.1997.0092


Carbon nanotubes can be produced by the catalytic decomposition of hydrocarbons on small metal particles. However, nanotubes are generally produced together with non-tubular filaments and tubes coated by pyrolytic carbon. We propose a novel catalyst method for the in situ production, in a composite powder, of a huge amount of single- and multiwalled carbon nanotubes, having a diameter between 1.5 and 15 nm and arranged in bundles up to 100 mm long. We anticipate that dense materials prepared from such composite powders could have interesting mechanical and physical properties.

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HAL Id:hal-00972028
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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