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Direct growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes on silicon substrate by spray pyrolysis of Glycine max oil

K. T. Karthikeyan, V. S. Angulakshmi, S. Karthikeyan, K. Jothivenkatachalam, P. A. Ananda Kumar

Abstract


Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by spray pyrolysis from Glycine max oil on silicon substrate using ferrocene as catalyst at 650 °C. Glycine max oil, a plant-based hydrocarbon precursor was used as a source of carbon and argon as a carrier gas. The as-grown vertically aligned carbon nanotubes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and Raman spectroscopy. Scanning electron microscopic images reveal that the dense bundles of aligned carbon nanotubes. High resolution transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy observations indicate that as-grown aligned carbon nanotubes are well graphitized.

               

KEY WORDS: Spray pyrolysis, Vertically aligned CNT, Ferrocene, Silicon substrate

 

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2017, 31(2), 233-240.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v31i2.5




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v31i2.5
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