Self-organized carbon nanotubes grown at the grain boundary of iron-nitride

Lei Huang, Shu Ping Lau, D. G. McCulloch, W. H. Zhong, C. Q. Sun, Y. Q. Fu, B. K. Tay

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The growth of self-organized nanotubes at the grain boundary of iron-nitride was demonstrated. It was shown that biasing promotes the growth of carbon nanotubes (CNT) where the growth rate of CNTs was much faster than the diffusion rate. A densely packed grain microstructure with distinct grain boundaries was also observed. It was concluded that self-organized and well-aligned CNTs could be grown on Fe-N layers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-657
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Carbon nanotubes
  • B. Chemical vapor deposition
  • C. Transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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