Single-walled carbon nanotubes produced by catalytic chemical vapor deposition of acetylene over Fe-Mo/MgO catalyst

B. C. Liu, S. C. Lyu, S. I. Jung, H. K. Kang, C. W. Yang, J. W. Park, C. Y. Park, Cheol Jin Lee

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High-quality single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with few defects and very small amount of amorphous carbon coating have been produced by catalytic decomposition of C2H2 over MgO supported Fe-Mo bimetallic catalyst at 800°C. The diameters of SWNTs are in the range of 0.80-2.43 nm from Raman analysis. The use of MgO support facilitates a large-scale synthesis of SWNTs with a smaller diameter compared with Al2O3 support material. This work indicates that MgO is useful support material to realize the synthesis of high-quality SWNTs at high yield using C 2H2 carbon source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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