• Morphology of carbon nanotubes prepared via chemical vapour deposition technique using acetylene: A small angle neutron scattering investigation

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      Small angle neutron scattering; carbon nanotube; chemical vapour deposition.

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      Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) has been utilized to study the morphology of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes prepared by chemical vapour deposition of acetylene. The effects of various synthesis parameters like temperature, catalyst concentration and catalyst support on the size distribution of the nanotubes are investigated. Distribution of nanotube radii in two length scales has been observed. The number density of the smaller diameter tubes was found more in number compared to the bigger one for all the cases studied. No prominent scaling of the structure factor was observed for the different synthesis conditions.

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      D Sen1 K Dasgupta2 J Bahadur1 S Mazumder1 D Sathiyamoorthy2

      1. Solid State Physics; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India
      2. Powder Metallurgy Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India
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