Catalytic carbon nanotube and fullerene synthesis under reduced pressure in a batch reactor

K. Hernádi, Anett Gaspar, Jin Won Seo, Mohamed Hammida, Aline Demortier, Lászlo Forró, János B. Nagy, I. Kiricsi

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Abstract

Catalytic decomposition of acetylene was studied under reduced pressure in a batch reactor over catalyst samples, which previously showed outstanding activity and selectivity in carbon nanotube formation in a fixed-bed flow reactor under atmospheric pressure. It was found that activity depends on the nature of the catalyst sample at lower acetylene pressure. Characterization of the samples was carried out by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Concerning the quality and the graphitization of carbon nanotubes, selectivity showed a strong dependence on the initial pressure. With decreasing pressure the formation of fullerenes was obtained. To detect the amount of fullerenes and polyaromatic hydrocarbons, Soxhlet extraction followed by high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) mass spectrometry (MS) analysis was carried out. Certain catalyst samples showed activity in fullerene formation independent of pressure. HPLC results support a mechanism for catalytic C 60 formation via polyaromatic hydrocarbons as building blocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1599-1607
Number of pages9
JournalCarbon
Volume42
Issue number8-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Fullerenes
Carbon Nanotubes
Batch reactors
Carbon nanotubes
High pressure liquid chromatography
Acetylene
Hydrocarbons
Catalysts
Graphitization
Atmospheric pressure
Mass spectrometry
Transmission electron microscopy
Decomposition
X ray diffraction

Keywords

  • A. Carbon nanotubes, Fullerene
  • B. Catalyst
  • C. Electron microscopy

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  • Materials Chemistry

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Catalytic carbon nanotube and fullerene synthesis under reduced pressure in a batch reactor. / Hernádi, K.; Gaspar, Anett; Seo, Jin Won; Hammida, Mohamed; Demortier, Aline; Forró, Lászlo; Nagy, János B.; Kiricsi, I.

In: Carbon, Vol. 42, No. 8-9, 2004, p. 1599-1607.

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Hernádi, K, Gaspar, A, Seo, JW, Hammida, M, Demortier, A, Forró, L, Nagy, JB & Kiricsi, I 2004, 'Catalytic carbon nanotube and fullerene synthesis under reduced pressure in a batch reactor', Carbon, vol. 42, no. 8-9, pp. 1599-1607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2004.02.012
Hernádi, K. ; Gaspar, Anett ; Seo, Jin Won ; Hammida, Mohamed ; Demortier, Aline ; Forró, Lászlo ; Nagy, János B. ; Kiricsi, I. / Catalytic carbon nanotube and fullerene synthesis under reduced pressure in a batch reactor. In: Carbon. 2004 ; Vol. 42, No. 8-9. pp. 1599-1607.
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