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      Carbon nanotubes; carbon nanotube aerogel; floating catalyst chemical vapour deposition; mechanism.

    • Abstract


      An effective and cost-effective approach to synthesize newmaterials can be determined via research on a carbon nanotube (CNT) aerogel. This review paper gives an overview of the current synthetic methodologies and routes to enhanceunderstanding. It also investigates the appropriate issues on the development of CNT-based three-dimensional (3-D) porous materials in an attempt to fill the knowledge gap regarding viability. First, an elaborate description on CNTs is provided, followed by a focus on CNT macrostructure fabrication, showcasing their key features, disadvantages, advantages and other aspects that were considered as related. Then, the methods for synthesis pertaining to the CNT aerogel are discussed with a focus on a floating catalyst chemical vapour deposition method as well as the growth mechanism pertaining to CNTsemploying the method.Key parameters, including catalyst, reaction time, carbon source, carrier gas and reaction temperature, which could cast an impact on the efficiency of the process are discussed subsequently.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Catalysis Science and Technology Research Centre, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
      2. Department of Chemistry, College of Education for Pure Science, University of Basrah, Basrah 61004, Iraq
      3. Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
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