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Branched carbon nanofiber network synthesis at room temperature using radio frequency supported microwave plasmas

Boskovic, BO, Stolojan, V, Zeze, DA, Forrest, RD, Silva, SRP and Haq, S (2004) Branched carbon nanofiber network synthesis at room temperature using radio frequency supported microwave plasmas JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 96 (6). 3443 - 3446. ISSN 0021-8979

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Abstract

Carbon nanofibers have been grown at room temperature using a combination of radio frequency and microwave assisted plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The nanofibers were grown, using Ni powder catalyst, onto substrates kept at room temperature by using a purposely designed water-cooled sample holder. Branched carbon nanofiber growth was obtained without using a template resulting in interconnected carbon nanofiber network formation on substrates held at room temperature. This method would allow room-temperature direct synthesized nanofiber networks over relatively large areas, for a range of temperature sensitive substrates, such as organic materials, plastics, and other polymers of interest for nanoelectronic two-dimensional networks, nanoelectromechanical devices, nanoactuators, and composite materials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION, FILAMENTOUS CARBON, NANOTUBES, GROWTH, JUNCTIONS, NUCLEATION, GRAPHITE, DEVICES
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:09
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/433

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