Chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes: a review on growth mechanism and mass production.

  title={Chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes: a review on growth mechanism and mass production.},
  author={Mukul Kumar and Yoshinori Ando},
  journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology},
  volume={10 6},
  • Mukul KumarY. Ando
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Chemistry
  • Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology
This review article deals with the growth mechanism and mass production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Different aspects of CNT synthesis and growth mechanism are reviewed in the light of latest progresses and understandings in the field. Materials aspects such as the roles of hydrocarbon, catalyst and catalyst support are discussed. Many new catalysts and new carbon sources are described. Growth-control aspects such as the effects of temperature, vapor pressure… 

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