Title

Complex structure of carbon nanotubes and their implications for formation mechanism

Authors

Authors

D. Zhou;L. Chow

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

GRAPHITIC CARBON; ARC-DISCHARGE; GROWTH; TUBULES; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Complex structures of carbon nanotubes formed from a conventional carbon arc-discharge method have been revealed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The branching and the droplet growth phenomena observed by HRTEM indicate that the formation and growth of carbon nanotubes from an arc-discharge method cannot be simply processed from one end to another. Based on the observation of the growth phenomena and the amorphous carbon residue inside the hollow core of carbon nanotubes, a two-step growth model of carbon nanotubes has been proposed. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

93

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

9972

Last Page

9976

WOS Identifier

WOS:000183288900086

ISSN

0021-8979

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