Volume 2

Issue 10,2009

(9 articles)

2009, 2: 741-742

Ernesto Joselevich

Growth of carbon nanotubes on crystal surfaces in combination with an electric field or gas fl ow leads to the self-organization of complex nanotube patterns, including straight, kinked, wavy, crossed, serpentine or coiled geometries.
2009, 2: 743-754

Stephan Irle1,2 (*), Yasuhito Ohta1,††, Yoshiko Okamoto1, Alister J. Page1, Ying Wang2, and Keiji Morokuma1,3 (*)

Different molecular dynamics approaches reported in the literature for the simulation of single-walled carbon nanotube nucleation and growth are reviewed. The different semiclassical and quantum chemical MD approaches are compared in their ability to describe the role of the metal particle.
2009, 2: 755-767
Published: 11 November 2009

Chaoqun Feng, Yagang Yao, Jin Zhang

, and Zhongfan Liu

Using carbon nanotubes as nanobarriers, the growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes via a lattice-oriented growth mode on a quartz surface can be terminated.
2009, 2: 768-773

Kim Bolton

1, , Anders Brjesson1,2, Wuming Zhu2, Hakim Amara3, and Christophe Bichara4

Diffusion and aggregation of nickel atoms at the open ends of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) do not change the nanotube chirality, supporting the possibility of chirality-controlled SWNT regrowth.
2009, 2: 774-782

Paul Finnie

1,2, Andrew Li-Pook-Than1,2, and Jacques Lefebvre1

The dynamics of the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) is extracted experimentally using in situ Raman spectroscopy. Three identifiable phases of growth are seen. The RBM band closely tracks the G band.
2009, 2: 783-792

Yoshikazu Homma

1, Huaping Liu1, , Daisuke Takagi2, and Yoshihiro Kobayashi2,

Growth mechanism of SWCNTs on an sp2-solid-carbon surface. The core can be diamond, Si, SiC, or alumina.
2009, 2: 793-799

Keun Su Kim

1, Ala Moradian2, Javad Mostaghimi2, Yasaman Alinejad1, Ali Shahverdi1, Benoit Simard3, and Gervais Soucy1

In this article, we present our recent research efforts made for achieving major advances in the induction thermal plasma technology developed for the largescale synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes.
2009, 2: 800-817

Pavel Nikolaev

1, William Holmes2, Edward Sosa3, Peter Boul3, and Sivaram Arepalli1

Nanotube type population is shifted towards higher chiral angle by additional heating of nanotube nuclei in pulsed laser vaporization synthesis.
2009, 2: 818-827