Single-walled carbon nanotube synthesis via a multi-stage flame configuration

Randy Lee Vander Wal, Gordon M. Berger, Lee J. Hall

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Filter paper, loaded with catalyst precursor, is burned to generate catalyst nanoparticles for single-wall nanotube (SWNT) synthesis in a two-stage flame. A first-stage diffusion flame creates the Fe nanoparticles as an aerosol in the post-flame gases for catalysis. A second-stage flame is formed by the first-stage diffusion flame gases plus added fuel exiting into the combustion gases of a fuel-rich, premixed flame. Both catalyst conditioning and SWNT synthesis occurs within the post-flame reacting flow of this second-stage flame system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3564-3567
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 11 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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