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In this study, we investigated carbon feedstock decomposition conditions on the synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by chemical vapour deposition. We simulated gas-phase thermal decomposition of ethanol and dimethyl ether (DME) at typical SWNT growth conditions using the chemical kinetic model, and confirmed the reaction trends and primary(More)
We used both R-cut and R-face crystal quartz substrates for the growth of horizontally aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The R-plane (10–11) is one of the low-index crystallographic planes of crystal quartz. The surface cut from a synthetic quartz block parallel to the R-plane was used as R-cut substrates, and the exposed R-plane was used as(More)
We investigated the thermal and electrical conductivity of water seeded with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) synthesized using the alcohol catalytic chemical vapour deposition method. Sodium deoxycholate was used as the surfactant to prepare stable nanofluids, which we then thoroughly characterized by microscopic and spectroscopic methods. Electrical(More)
An organic film-assisted electrical breakdown technique is proposed to selectively remove metallic (m-) single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in full length towards creation of pure semiconducting SWNT arrays which are available for the large-scale fabrication of field effect transistors (FETs). The electrical breakdown of horizontally aligned SWNT arrays(More)
Tall birch trees allocate extra resource due to aboveground temperature elevation to bud and male flower production rather than to plant growth. Saplings increased only plant growth under warming. Size-dependent response should be considered. We experimentally heated canopy organs of tall birch trees (Betula ermanii Cham.; 18–20 m high) growing at a high(More)
Horizontally aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) grown on crystal quartz substrate are very promising material for electronics devices such as field-effect transistors (FETs). In addition to the CVD growth control [1,2] and characterization of chirality distribution of aligned SWNTs, we will discuss two manipulation techniques of horizontally(More)
We synthesize vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (VA-SWNTs) with subnanometer diameters on quartz (and SiO2/Si) substrates by alcohol CVD using Cu-anchored Co catalysts. The uniform VA-SWNTs with a nanotube diameter of 1 nm are synthesized at a CVD temperature of 800 °C and have a thickness of several tens of μm. The diameter of SWNTs was(More)
We observe field emission between nanogaps and voltage-driven gap extension of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on substrates during the electrical breakdown process. Experimental results show that the gap size is dependent on the applied voltage and humidity, which indicates high controllability of the gap size by appropriate adjustment of these(More)
Synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with well-defined atomic arrangements has been widely recognized in the past few decades as the biggest challenge in the SWNT community, and has become a bottleneck for the application of SWNTs in nano-electronics. Here, we report a selective synthesis of (12, 6) SWNTs with an enrichment of 50%-70% by(More)