Carbon nanofiber growth in plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition

Denysenko, I., Ostrikov, K., Cvelbar, U., Mozetic, M., & Azarenkov, N.A. (2008) Carbon nanofiber growth in plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Journal of Applied Physics, 104(7), 073301-1.

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A theoretical model to describe the plasma-assisted growth of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) is proposed. Using the model, the plasma-related effects on the nanofiber growth parameters, such as the growth rate due to surface and bulk diffusion, the effective carbon flux to the catalyst surface, the characteristic residence time and diffusion length of carbon atoms on the catalyst surface, and the surface coverages, have been studied. The dependence of these parameters on the catalyst surface temperature and ion and etching gas fluxes to the catalyst surface is quantified. The optimum conditions under which a low-temperature plasma environment can benefit the CNF growth are formulated. These results are in good agreement with the available experimental data on CNF growth and can be used for optimizing synthesis of related nanoassemblies in low-temperature plasma-assisted nanofabrication. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.

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ID Code: 73868
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1063/1.2986915
ISSN: 0021-8979
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics
Deposited On: 15 Jul 2014 03:26
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 02:17

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