Production of short carbon nanotubes with open tips by ball milling

N. Pierard, A. Fonseca, Z. Konya, I. Willems, G. Van Tendeloo, J. B. Nagy

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Abstract

Short multi-wall carbon nanotubes can be obtained by ball milling. The average length of the ball milled carbon nanotubes, synthesised by decomposition of acetylene on different types of supported metal catalysts, is ca. 0.8 μm. The cleavage was caused by the collision between one agate ball and the nanotube powder contained in an agate mortar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume335
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 16 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Pierard, N., Fonseca, A., Konya, Z., Willems, I., Van Tendeloo, G., & Nagy, J. B. (2001). Production of short carbon nanotubes with open tips by ball milling. Chemical Physics Letters, 335(1-2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(01)00004-5