Image icon  Multi-walled carbon nanotube

 
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Description: A variety of techniques may be used for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes. These include electrolysis of molten salts with a graphite cathode, chemical vapour deposition, and striking graphite with an electric arc. This multi-walled tube was produced by the catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon gas. The graphitic planes are clearly visible and a thin layer of amorphous carbon can be seen on the outer surface of the tube.
Keywords: carbon • carbon nanotube • nanotube • polymer
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Product Forms > Long > Fibre & filament
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Nano(-materials)
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Prof A H Windle, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 03 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1595