Single-step synthesis and magnetic separation of graphene and carbon nanotubes in arc discharge plasmas

Volotskova, O., Levchenko, I., Shashurin, A., Raitses, Y., Ostrikov, K., & Keidar, M. (2010) Single-step synthesis and magnetic separation of graphene and carbon nanotubes in arc discharge plasmas. Nanoscale, 2(10), pp. 2281-2285.

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The unique properties of graphene and carbon nanotubes made them the most promising nanomaterials attracting enormous attention, due to the prospects for applications in various nanodevices, from nanoelectronics to sensors and energy conversion devices. Here we report on a novel deterministic, single-step approach to simultaneous production and magnetic separation of graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes in an arc discharge by splitting the high-temperature growth and low-temperature separation zones using a non-uniform magnetic field and tailor-designed catalyst alloy, and depositing nanotubes and graphene in different areas. Our results are very relevant to the development of commercially-viable, single-step production of bulk amounts of high-quality graphene.

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ID Code: 73795
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1039/c0nr00416b
ISSN: 2040-3364
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2014 01:40
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2014 23:42

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