Catalytic growth of single-and double-wall carbon nanotubes from metal particles
AuthorSmalley, Richard E.; Hafner, Jason H.; Colbert, Daniel T.; Smith, Kenneth A.
The present invention concerns a method for growing carbon nanotubes using a catalyst system that preferentially promotes the growth of single- and double-wall carbon nanotubes, rather than larger multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Ropes of the carbon nanotubes are formed that comprise single-wall and/or double-wall carbon nanotubes.
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