Cobalt-catalysed growth of carbon nanotubes with single-atomic-layer walls

@article{Bethune1993CobaltcatalysedGO,
  title={Cobalt-catalysed growth of carbon nanotubes with single-atomic-layer walls},
  author={D. Bethune and C. Klang and M. S. D. Vries and G. Gorman and R. Savoy and J. V{\'a}zquez and R. Beyers},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={363},
  pages={605-607}
}
  • D. Bethune, C. Klang, +4 authors R. Beyers
  • Published 1993
  • Chemistry
  • Nature
  • CARBON exhibits a unique ability to form a wide range of structures. In an inert atmosphere it condenses to form hollow, spheroidal fullerenes1–4. Carbon deposited on the hot tip of the cathode of the arc-discharge apparatus used for bulk fullerene synthesis will form nested graphitic tubes and polyhedral particles5–8. Electron irradiation of these nanotubes and polyhedra transforms them into nearly spherical carbon 'onions'9. We now report that covaporizing carbon and cobalt in an arc… CONTINUE READING
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