Carbon Nanotubes and Related Nanomaterials: Critical Advances and Challenges for Synthesis toward Mainstream Commercial Applications

Rahul Rao, Cary L. Pint, Ahmad E. Islam, Robert S. Weatherup, Stephan Hofmann, Eric R. Meshot, Fanqi Wu, Chongwu Zhou, Nicholas Dee, Placidus B. Amama, Jennifer Carpena-Nuñez, Wenbo Shi, Desiree L. Plata, Evgeni S. Penev, Boris I. Yakobson, Perla B. Balbuena, Christophe Bichara, Don N. Futaba, Suguru Noda, Homin ShinKeun Su Kim, Benoit Simard, Francesca Mirri, Matteo Pasquali, Francesco Fornasiero, Esko I. Kauppinen, Michael Arnold, Baratunde A. Cola, Pavel Nikolaev, Sivaram Arepalli, Hui Ming Cheng, Dmitri N. Zakharov, Eric A. Stach, Jin Zhang, Fei Wei, Mauricio Terrones, David B. Geohegan, Benji Maruyama, Shigeo Maruyama, Yan Li, W. Wade Adams, A. John Hart

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Abstract

Advances in the synthesis and scalable manufacturing of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) remain critical to realizing many important commercial applications. Here we review recent breakthroughs in the synthesis of SWCNTs and highlight key ongoing research areas and challenges. A few key applications that capitalize on the properties of SWCNTs are also reviewed with respect to the recent synthesis breakthroughs and ways in which synthesis science can enable advances in these applications. While the primary focus of this review is on the science framework of SWCNT growth, we draw connections to mechanisms underlying the synthesis of other 1D and 2D materials such as boron nitride nanotubes and graphene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11756-11784
Number of pages29
JournalACS Nano
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 26

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Keywords

  • 2D materials
  • CVD
  • boron nitride nanotubes
  • carbon nanotubes
  • chirality control
  • graphene
  • helicity
  • synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Rao, R., Pint, C. L., Islam, A. E., Weatherup, R. S., Hofmann, S., Meshot, E. R., Wu, F., Zhou, C., Dee, N., Amama, P. B., Carpena-Nuñez, J., Shi, W., Plata, D. L., Penev, E. S., Yakobson, B. I., Balbuena, P. B., Bichara, C., Futaba, D. N., Noda, S., ... Hart, A. J. (2018). Carbon Nanotubes and Related Nanomaterials: Critical Advances and Challenges for Synthesis toward Mainstream Commercial Applications. ACS Nano, 12(12), 11756-11784. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b06511