Solid-phase production of carbon nanotubes

W. K. Hsu, Y. Q. Zhu, S. Trasobares, H. Terrones, M. Terrones, N. Grobert, H. Takikawa, J. P. Hare, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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A study of the thermal segregation of graphite from metal carbides was initiated. It was found that nanotubes are generated when other metals such as Fe, Co, Ni and Y are present, but not in their absence. Further evidence was obtained indicating that 1000-1100°C constitutes the empirical optimum for nanotube production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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