Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopic study on the initial stage growth of carbon nanotubes

Yoon Huh, Malcolm L.H. Green, Cheol Jin Lee

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The information about interface structure of carbon nanotubes/catalyst/ substrate is investigated by cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy. At the initial stage growth of carbon nanotubes in chemical vapor deposition, driving force for the separation of graphite caps from catalytic metal results from stress energy due to the mismatch piled up at the edge side of the graphite cap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-243
Number of pages5
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1



  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • High resolutions electron microscopy
  • Interface structure
  • Nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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