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Nickel catalyst-assisted vertical growth of dense carbon nanotube forests on bulk copper

Atthipalli, G and Epur, R and Kumta, PN and Yang, M and Lee, JK and Gray, JL (2011) Nickel catalyst-assisted vertical growth of dense carbon nanotube forests on bulk copper. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (9). 3534 - 3538. ISSN 1932-7447

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Vertical growth of carbon nanotubes using thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is demonstrated on bulk copper substrates by first sputtering a thin Ni film on the surface of copper. Vertical growth of carbon nanotubes occurred when the nickel film thickness was 20 nm and the carbon nanotubes were grown using a xylene source and additional ferrocene catalyst during CVD. These results show the effectiveness of this method in directly integrating carbon nanotubes with highly conductive substrates for applications where a conductive carbon nanotube network is desirable. © 2011 American Chemical Society.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Atthipalli, G
Epur, R
Kumta, PNpkumta@pitt.eduPKUMTA0000-0003-1227-1249
Yang, M
Lee, JKjul37@pitt.eduJUL370000-0002-7778-7679
Gray, JL
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering
Date: 10 March 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume: 115
Number: 9
Page Range: 3534 - 3538
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1021/jp108624n
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1932-7447
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 16:20
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 21:55


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