Copper catalyzing growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on substrates.

  title={Copper catalyzing growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on substrates.},
  author={Weiwei Zhou and Zuoyan Han and Jinyong Wang and Yan Zhang and Zhong Jin and Xiao Ling Sun and Yawen Zhang and Chunhua Yan and Yan Li},
  journal={Nano letters},
  volume={6 12},
Metallic copper, which is normally considered as a contaminant in the growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), was found to be an efficient catalyst to grow SWNTs under suitable conditions. It showed very high catalytic activity for the growth of both random SWNT networks and horizontally aligned SWNT arrays. Especially, high-quality SWNT arrays were obtained when monodispersed copper nanoparticles were used. The catalytic behavior of copper for the growth of SWNTs was discussed. The… CONTINUE READING

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