Nanotubes and other allotropic carbon forms by chemical vapor deposition on an inconel surface

F. Pérez-Bustamante, F. Avalos-Belmontes, F. Ramos-Cano, R. Pérez-Bustamante


Allotropic carbon forms such as fullerenes, nanotubes and graphenes, have received a notable attention by the scientific community due to their unique configuration and interesting chemical and physical properties. In this respect, in this work, carbon nanotubes were synthesized through chemical vapour deposition. The reaction was carried out in tubular furnace by the catalytic reaction of ferrocene/ethanol solution onto an Inconel 600 surface and by the variation on the synthesis conditions for their production. The presence of double- and few-walled nanotubes grown in bundle arrays was observed. However, additionally, the presence of other carbon structures such as graphenes, graphitic onions and graphene nanoribbons were observed through electronic microscopy.


carbon nanotubes; chemical vapour deposition; catalyst concentration; graphene; fullerenes

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Revista Mexicana de Física

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