Self-assembled carbon nanotubes grown without catalyst from nanosized carbon particles adsorbed on silicon

Botti, S.; Ciardi, R.; Terranova, M.L.; Piccirillo, S.; Sessa, V.; Rossi, M.; Vittori-Antasari, M.
February 2002
Applied Physics Letters;2/25/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 8, p1441
Academic Journal
Discusses the production of carbon nanotubes through a synthetic technique. Preparation of carbon nanotubes films; Observation on the structural and morphological features of carbon films; Factors for the growth of carbon nanotubes from nanoparticles.


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