Increasing the length of single-wall carbon nanotubes in a magnetically enhanced arc discharge

Keidar, Michael, Levchenko, Igor, Arbel, Tamir, Alexander, Myriam, Waas, Anthony M., & Ostrikov, Kostya (2008) Increasing the length of single-wall carbon nanotubes in a magnetically enhanced arc discharge. Applied Physics Letters, 92(4), 043129-1.

View at publisher


It is demonstrated that a magnetic field has a profound effect on the length of a single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) synthesized in the arc discharge. The average length of SWCNT increases by a factor of 2 in discharge with magnetic field as compared with the discharge without magnetic field, and the yield of long nanotubes with lengths above 5 μm also increases. A model of SWCNT growth on metal catalyst in arc plasma was developed. Monte-Carlo simulations confirm that the increase of the plasma density in the magnetic field leads to an increase in the nanotube growth rate and thus leads to longer nanotubes.

Impact and interest:

97 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
92 citations in Web of Science®

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 73763
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: carbon nanotubes, magnetic fields, carbon, plasma sheaths, anodes
DOI: 10.1063/1.2839609
ISSN: 00036951
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2014 01:13
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 03:06

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page