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Nanotubes with horns: a clue to the growth mechanism?

Harris, P. J. F. (2020) Nanotubes with horns: a clue to the growth mechanism? Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 28 (7). pp. 541-544. ISSN 1536-4046

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/1536383X.2020.1718110


A high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) study of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) produced by a variant of the arc-discharge process is described. It is found that the nanotubes are frequently coated with a disordered carbon, and that the tubes are often incompletely formed, with nanohorn-like structures attached to the caps. This suggests that carbon nanohorns may be the precursors for the formation of nanotubes by arc-discharge. A possible mechanism for this process is suggested.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:89514
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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