Arc plasma synthesis of carbon nanostructures: Where is the frontier?
- M. Keidar, A. Shashurin, J. Li, O. Volotskova, M. Kundrapu, T. Zhuang
- J. Phys. D, Appl. Phys., vol. 44,
Arc discharge ablation with a catalyst-filled carbon anode in a helium background was used for the synthesis of graphene and carbon nanotubes. In this paper, we present the results of the numerical simulation of the distribution of various plasma parameters in discharge, as well as the distribution of carbon flux on the nanotube surface, for the typical discharge with an arc current of 60 A and a background gas pressure of 68 kPa.