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    • Keywords


      Carbon nanotubes; ferrocene; pyrolysis.

    • Abstract


      Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been synthesized via directly pyrolyzing ferrocene in the autoclave. The nanotubes with several micrometers in length have outer and inner diameters in the range of 40–100 nm and 20–40 nm, respectively. An yield of ∼70% of CNTs can be obtained without any accessorial solvents and catalysts. Experimental results showed that a temperature higher than 600°C in conjunction with proper pressure was favourable for achievement of the nanotubes. The growth mechanism of CNTs was also discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      Tao Cheng1 Zhiyong Fang1 Guifu Zou1 Qixiu Hu1 Biao Hu1 Xiaozhi Yang1 Youjin Zhang1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Research Centre of Tobacco and Health, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P.R. China
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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