Molecular beam-controlled nucleation and growth of vertically aligned single-wall carbon nanotube arrays.

@article{Eres2005MolecularBN,
  title={Molecular beam-controlled nucleation and growth of vertically aligned single-wall carbon nanotube arrays.},
  author={Gyula Eres and Anika A. Kinkhabwala and Hongtao Cui and David B Geohegan and Alexandar A Puretzky and Douglas H. Lowndes},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2005},
  volume={109 35},
  pages={16684-94}
}
The main obstacle to widespread application of single-wall carbon nanotubes is the lack of reproducible synthesis methods of pure material. We describe a new growth method for single-wall carbon nanotubes that uses molecular beams of precursor gases that impinge on a heated substrate coated with a catalyst thin film. In this growth environment the gas and… CONTINUE READING