A review of the properties and CVD synthesis of coiled carbon nanotubes

Dóra Fejes, Klára Hernádi

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Abstract

The CVD route for carbon nanotube production has become a popular method to make large amounts of multiwall carbon nanotubes. The structure, morphology and size of carbon materials depend critically on the catalyst preparation and deposition conditions. According to current knowledge, CVD method is the only process which can produce carbon nanocoils. These nanocoils are perfect candidates for nanotechnology applications. One might indeed hope that these coils would have the extraordinary stiffness displayed by straight nanotubes. Based on theoretical studies, regular coiled nanotubes exhibit exceptional mechanical, electrical, and magnetic properties due to the combination of their peculiar helical morphology and the fascinating properties of nanotubes. In spite of its technological interest, relatively low attention has been paid to this special field. In this paper we attempt to summarize results obtained until now.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2618-2642
Number of pages25
JournalMaterials
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Coiled carbon nanotubes
  • CVD method
  • Electron microscopy

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