Diameters and crystallinity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) dependent on reduction temperature of the Fe–Co/MgO catalyst were investigated. MWCNTs were synthesized by catalytic chemical vapor depositing and the Fe–Co/MgO catalyst was fabricated by using a sol-gel method. According to Raman analysis, transmission electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis, the diameter distribution of MWCNTs was broadened with increasing reduction temperature of the Fe–Co/MgO catalyst and crystallinity was improved. The above results are attributed to an increased size and enhanced crystallinity of metal catalyst particles by increasing reduction temperature.
- Metal catalyst
- Reduction temperature
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry