Synthesis of bamboo-shaped carbon-nitrogen nanotubes using C2H2-NH3-Fe(CO)5 system

Cheol Jin Lee, Seung Chul Lyu, Hyoun Woo Kim, Jin Ho Lee, Kyoung Ik Cho

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Aligned bamboo-shaped carbon-nitrogen nanotubes have been massively produced by the pyrolysis of iron pentacarbonyl (Fe(CO)5) and acetylene (C2H2) mixtures with ammonia (NH3) being the source of nitrogen. With nitrogen doping, the nanotubes have a bamboo-like structure and reveal degraded crystallinity of graphite sheets. Nitrogen plays a key role in generating compartment layers inside the nanotube. A base-growth model is adequate to explain the carbon-nitrogen nanotube growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 13
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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