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Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Investigating the Effects of Synthesis Parameter on the Yield and Structural Health of In-Situ Grown Carbon Nanotubes

Ghuzanfar Saeed1*, Fazal Ahmad Khalid1, Muhammad Umer Farooq2, Tariq Saeed Chani3, Abdul Mateen1, Irfan H Abidi1 and Tahir Sattar1
1Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23640, Sawabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Republic of Korea
3Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding author : Ghuzanfar Saeed
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23640, Sawabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 23, 2016 Accepted: June 06, 2016 Published: June 13, 2016
Citation: Saeed G, Khalid FA, Farooq MU, Chani TS, Mateen A, et al. (2016) Investigating the Effects of Synthesis Parameter on the Yield and Structural Health of In-Situ Grown Carbon Nanotubes. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 5:6. doi: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000203

Abstract

Investigating the Effects of Synthesis Parameter on the Yield and Structural Health of In-Situ Grown Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes have proved to be very unique and versatile reinforcing agent for the development of nanocomposites in recent times. In this study, CNTs were grown on cobalt based nano particles by Alcoholic Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition process for the fabrication and promotion of hard metallic in-situ nanocomposites materials. Alcoholic (ethanol) precursor was preferred as it minimizes defects on CNTs surfaces. Besides in-situ growth of CNTs, other main objective of this study was to optimize a reaction temperature (among several), which offered better yield and quality of grown CNTs. Yield and quality index of CNTs were better at 900ºC. Influence of synthesis reaction temperatures on quality of grown CNTs was investigated by Raman Spectroscopic technique. CNTs graphitic hexagonal crystal planes were confirmed by XRD spectra.

Keywords: Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD); Alcoholic Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition (ACCVD); Multi Wall Carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs); Single Wall Carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs); Raman spectroscopy

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