Growth of morphology-controllable carbon nanocoils from Ni nanoparticle prepared by spray-coating method

Er-Xiong Ding, Hong-Zhang Geng*, Wen-Yi Wang, Lihe Mao, Yan Wang, Ze-Chen Zhang, Zhi-Jia Luo, Jing Wang, Hai-Jie Yang, Lujun Pan

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Morphology-controllable carbon nanocoils (CNCs) are synthesized by thermal chemical vapor deposition using Ni nanoparticle as catalyst prepared by spray-coating method. It is found that, with the increase of number of spray-coating times, the helicity of CNCs increases whereas the average line diameter and coil pitch decrease. Additionally, infrequent Y-junction CNCs and plait-like CNCs are found in the deposits. What is noteworthy is that, compared with dip-coating, spray-coating method can prepare more uniform catalyst on substrate, resulting in more CNCs with high purity. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-607
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



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