Simulation of carbon arc discharge for the synthesis of nanotubes

Kundrapu, Madhusudhan, Levchenko, Igor, Ostrikov, Kostya, & Keidar, Michael (2011) Simulation of carbon arc discharge for the synthesis of nanotubes. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39(11), pp. 2876-2877.

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Abstract

Arc discharge ablation with a catalyst-filled carbon anode in a helium background was used for the synthesis of graphene and carbon nanotubes. In this paper, we present the results of the numerical simulation of the distribution of various plasma parameters in discharge, as well as the distribution of carbon flux on the nanotube surface, for the typical discharge with an arc current of 60 A and a background gas pressure of 68 kPa.

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ID Code: 73725
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: arcs (electric); carbon nanotubes; catalysts; graphene; nanofabrication
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2011.2160366
ISSN: 1939-9375
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2014 03:20
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 03:42

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