Complex branching phenomena in the growth of carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

We report here the experimental observation of complex branching phenomena in the growth of carbon nanotubes produced under specific arc-discharge conditions. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) images demonstrate that two or three carbon nanotubes can join together under specific angles in L, Y, and T patterns with saddle surfaces at the junction. Adding to the observation of negative curvature surface in straight-line tubes that change their diameters, we report here negative curved areas that support the topography of a branching structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume238
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 1995

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Complex branching phenomena in the growth of carbon nanotubes. / Zhou, Dan; Seraphin, Supapan.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 238, No. 4-6, 02.06.1995, p. 286-289.

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