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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted intensive interests of researchers for a long time due to their fascinating physical and chemical properties promising for various potential applications, including advanced ceramics, nanoelectronic devices, nanoscale sensors, solar cells, battery electrode, field emitters, etc.. This review summarized the synthetic methods of CNTs, with an emphasis on the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, especially catalytic CVD. Although there still are some challenges in the way, with the development of the technology, a hope for widespread applications always exists.


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Carbon nanotube formation using zeolite template and applications

Show Author's information Wei ZHAOBijay BASNETIk Jin KIM*( )
Institute for Processing and Application of Inorganic Materials (PAIM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanseo University, Seosan city 356–706, Korea

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted intensive interests of researchers for a long time due to their fascinating physical and chemical properties promising for various potential applications, including advanced ceramics, nanoelectronic devices, nanoscale sensors, solar cells, battery electrode, field emitters, etc.. This review summarized the synthetic methods of CNTs, with an emphasis on the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, especially catalytic CVD. Although there still are some challenges in the way, with the development of the technology, a hope for widespread applications always exists.

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Key words: carbon nanotubes, catalytic chemical vapor deposition, zeolite, template, catalyst
Received: 14 September 2012 Accepted: 27 September 2012 Published: 11 December 2012 Issue date: September 2012
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Received: 14 September 2012
Accepted: 27 September 2012
Published: 11 December 2012
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This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) and by a grant from the 2012 Fundamental R&D Program of Hanseo University, Korea.

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