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.
Volume 43, 2020
Continuous Article Publishing mode
Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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