Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2004, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (02): 191-193.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20040217

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Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes by Decomposing Alcohol

Zhu Hai-Bin;Li Zhen-Hua;Liu Zi-Yang;Wang Feng-Fei;Wang Xin-Qing;Wang-Miao   

  1. Department of Physics, Zhejiang University;Department of Mechanics, Zhejiang University;Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027
  • Received:2003-07-08 Revised:2003-08-28 Published:2004-02-15
  • Contact: Wang-Miao

Abstract: Using chemical vapour deposition(CVD) method to decompose alcohol at high-temperature with zeolite(synthetic satonite)-based Fe particles as catalyst, authors synthesize carbon nanotubes (CNTs) of thinner walls and opened ends. Compared with the CNTs synthesized in other methods, CNTs synthesized by the author are straighter and have bigger inside diameter and fewer defects when the experimental parameters are controlled stably. CNTs of these structures have better performance in hydrogen-storage, and have greater potential applications.

Key words: Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) method, Alcohol, Carbon nanotubes(CNTs)