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Growth of carbon-based nanostructures
Author(s): W. C. Mitchel; John J. Boeckl; Jeongho Park

Paper Abstract

Carbon nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene are being applied to a wide variety of sensor applications. Both CNTs and graphene can be grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from hydrocarbons using catalysts. Both materials require metallic catalysts. CNTs require small particles while graphene requires continuous films. Both materials can be grown by the thermal decomposition of SiC. Under the proper conditions either vertically aligned CNT arrays or planar graphene can be grown. Carbon source molecular beam epitaxy (CMBE) is also under development for growth of graphene. Like SiC decomposition, CMBE is catalyst free but it is not restricted to SiC substrates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80311X (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884651
Show Author Affiliations
W. C. Mitchel, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John J. Boeckl, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jeongho Park, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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