Carbon nanotube synthesis using colloidal solution of metal nanoparticles

Hiroki Ago, Satoshi Ohshima, Kunio Uchida, Toshiki Komatsu, Motoo Yumura

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Nanoparticles of transition metal are important in the formation process of carbon nanotubes. We have prepared the nanoparticles containing Co and Mo by a reverse micelle method and applied them to the catalytic growth of nanotubes. The gas-phase catalytic reaction of the colloidal solution of the nanoparticles produced single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-307
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Tsukuba Symposium on Carbon Nanotube in Com (CNT10) - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Oct 3 2001Oct 5 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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