Single-wall carbon nanotube film grown by advanced ethanol chemical vapor deposition process

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  • A. A. Tonkikh
  • A. S. Pozharov
  • N. R. Arutyunyan
  • I. V. Anoshkin
  • E. I. Kauppinen
  • E. D. Obraztsova

Research units

  • RAS - General Physics Institute


An advanced approach has been developed for synthesis of single-wall carbon nanotubes directly on the substrate surface with a low-temperature (700-800 °C) catalytic ethanol-chemical vapor deposition without H 2 injection. We use an advanced solution of catalyst CH 3-CH 2- OH/(CH 3COO)2Co-4H 2O(0, 01%)/C 3H 5(OH) 3 for coating the different substrates with the polished or unpolished surfaces. We have performed the Raman, SEM and TEM investigations of the nanotube films grown. A thickness of the films was very low. The nanotubes with a wide range of diameters (0.8-1.6 nm) constituted the films. An estimated size of the catalytic particles obtained from the advanced solution of catalyst was ranged from 2 to 50 nm. A main range was 2-15 nm.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Alcohol-CVD, Nanotubes, SWNT

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