Large amounts of well-aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with open tips have been produced by pyrolysis of iron(II) phthalocyanine. The aligned CNTs have an average length about 10 μm and diameters ranging from 92 to 229 nm. Some of produced CNTs showed Y-junction structure due to the self-joint growth of two neighboring CNTs. The well-aligned CNTs indicated a bamboo-shaped multiwalled structure and fairly good crystallinity. The aligned CNTs follow tip growth mechanism.
- Carbon nanotubes
- Scanning electron microscopy
- Transmission electron microscopy
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- Materials Chemistry