Room temperature growth of single-wall coiled carbon nanotubes and Y-branches

L. P. Biró, R. Ehlich, Z. Osvaáth, A. Koós, Z. E. Horvaáth, 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 held at room temperature by the decomposition of fullerene under moderate heating (450°C) in the presence of 200-nm Ni particles. The grown structures were investigated without any further manipulation by STM. The growth and the chemical stability of the carbon nanostructures containing nonhexagonal rings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2002


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Coiled carbon nanotubes
  • Haeckelite
  • Nanotube knees
  • Y-branching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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