Large scale intercalated growth of short aligned carbon nanotubes among vermiculite layers in a fluidized bed reactor

Meng Qiang Zhao, Qiang Zhang, Jia Qi Huang, Fei Wei

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Abstract

Short aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were intercalated grown among vermiculite layers from ethylene using a simple fluidized bed chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. The length of CNTs ranged from 0.5 to 1.5 μm after a synthesizing duration of 1-5 min at 650 °C. The as-grown CNTs vertically aligned to the vermiculite layers were with the mean outer and inner diameter of 6.7 and 3.7 nm, respectively. A CNT yield of 0.22 g/gcat was obtained for a 5-min growth. Those indicated that the fluidized bed CVD was an effective way for mass production of short CNTs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-626
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

  • A. Carbon nanotube
  • B. Intercalation
  • C. Chemical synthesis

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