Gas-phase production of carbon single-walled nanotubes from carbon monoxide via the HiPco process: A parametric study

@article{Bronikowski2001GasphasePO,
  title={Gas-phase production of carbon single-walled nanotubes from carbon monoxide via the HiPco process: A parametric study},
  author={M. Bronikowski and P. Willis and D. Colbert and K. Smith and R. Smalley},
  journal={Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19},
  pages={1800-1805}
}
  • M. Bronikowski, P. Willis, +2 authors R. Smalley
  • Published 2001
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology
  • We have demonstrated large-scale production (10 g/day) of high-purity carbon single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) using a gas-phase chemical-vapor-deposition process we call the HiPco process. SWNTs grow in high-pressure (30–50 atm), high-temperature (900–1100 °C) flowing CO on catalytic clusters of iron. The clusters are formed in situ: Fe is added to the gas flow in the form of Fe(CO)5. Upon heating, the Fe(CO)5 decomposes and the iron atoms condense into clusters. These clusters serve as… CONTINUE READING
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