EFFECT OF CATALYST ON THE GROWTH OF CARBON NANOTUBES IN CVD PROCESS
- Yoon, Young-Joon (Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
- Song, Kie-Moon (Department of Applied Physics, Konkuk University) ;
- Lee, Se-Jong (Deptartmet of Materials Science & Engineering, Kyungsung University) ;
- Baik, Hong-Koo (Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Yonsei University)
- Published : 2000.01.13
We synthesized highly aligned carbon nanotubes by thermal decomposition of acetylene gas using metal catalyst island. The alignment technique in this experiment is a very efficient method because it does not require any treatments before and after catalyst metal deposition. Alignment of nanotubes was dominated by the uniform diameter and the high density of metal catalysts. In the field emission test, the uniform emission spots on phosphor screen were obtained from the nanotubes in spite of non-aligned tube nature.