From straight carbon nanotubes to Y-branched and coiled carbon nanotubes

L. P. Biró, R. Ehlich, Z. Osváth, A. Koós, Z. E. Horváth, J. Gyulai, J. B. Nagy

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Straight carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotube 'knees', Y-branches of carbon nanotubes, and coiled carbon nanotubes were grown on a graphite substrate by the decomposition of fullerene under moderate heating (450 °C) in the presence of transition metal particles. The grown structures were investigated without any further manipulation by STM. The observed coiled carbon nanotubes are tentatively identified with the theoretically predicted hacckelite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1085
Number of pages5
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Issue number3-6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2002



  • Carbon nanotube growth
  • Coiled nanotubes
  • Defects
  • Y-branched nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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