Liquid phase electrochemical route to carbon nanotubes at room temperature

H. S. Cheng, M. R. Shen, Chee Leung Mak, P. K. Lim

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Abstract

A novel room temperature synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by liquid phase deposition of methanol is firstly reported. Nanotube samples were characterized with field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman spectroscopy. FESEM micrographs revealed that nanotubes with diameter in the range of 20-200 nm were grown at room temperature. HR-TEM images and electron diffraction pattern demonstrated that the as-grown nanotubes were multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Furthermore, Raman spectra of the nanotubes showed two strong characteristic vibrational modes at 1352 cm-1 and 1585 cm-1, Raman peaks commonly found for carbon nanotubes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 1st IEEE International Conference on Nano Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, 1st IEEE-NEMS
Pages484-487
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Nano Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, 1st IEEE-NEMS - Zhuhai, China
Duration: 18 Jan 200621 Jan 2006

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Nano Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, 1st IEEE-NEMS
Country/TerritoryChina
CityZhuhai
Period18/01/0621/01/06

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Component
  • Electrodeposition
  • Methanol
  • RTM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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