An analytical growth model for vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes

@inproceedings{Einarsson2007AnAG,
  title={An analytical growth model for vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes},
  author={Erik Einarsson and Yoichi Murakami and Masayuki Kadowaki and Shigeo Maruyama},
  year={2007}
}
Here we employ an in situ optical absorbance measurement technique to study the growth of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (VA-SWCNTs) synthesized from alcohol. We present a model that describes the growth process of the array in terms of an initial growth rate and a reaction time constant. The growth rate of the array was found to decay exponentially from an initial maximum, resulting in an effective growth time of 15-20 minutes. We also report evidence for burning of the VA… CONTINUE READING