Synthesis and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes produced by the water assisted CVD process

R. Smajda, J. C. Andresen, M. Duchamp, R. Meunier, S. Casimirius, K. Hernádi, L. Forró, A. Magrez

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Abstract

Catalyst activity during the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) growth by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is enhanced when water, a weak oxidizer, is introduced together with the carbon source. The height as well as the CNTs density can be controlled by fine-tuning the water content. The characterization of the mechanical properties of CNTs produced by the water assisted CVD process clearly indicates that high quality materials are produced. CNTs with diameter smaller than 12 nm exhibit Young's modulus higher than 400 GPa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2457-2460
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B): Basic Research
Volume246
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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