Mechanism analysis of interrupted growth of single-walled carbon nanotube arrays

Takayuki Iwasaki, John Robertson, Hiroshi Kawarada

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Abstract

We investigated the growth mechanism of layered single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) mats by a cutting method. Transmission electron microscope observations revealed that new SWNTs grown below first grown SWNTs also have caps at their tips. Raman spectroscopy suggests that the SWNTs in each layer have the same chirality distribution. This growth method might be a way to prove a factor of chirality selection of SWNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-890
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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