Low-temperature growth of multiwalled carbon nanotubes by surface-wave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition using catalyst nanoparticles

Masayuki Katagiri, Naoshi Sakuma, Yuichi Yamazaki, Mariko Suzuki, Shintaro Sato, Mizuhisa Nihei, Tadashi Sakai, Yuji Awano

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been grown by surface-wave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (CVD) using size-classified Co nanoparticles at low temperatures. A mesh grid is used in the remote plasma-enhanced CVD system for the suppression of ion bombardment damage from plasma. The control of the electric field distribution using a mesh grid with a narrower opening is effective for the CNT growth. Multiwalled CNTs are obtained at a low temperature of 400 °C under low ion-density conditions. No significant difference in the microscopic structure of the CNTs grown at temperatures between 400 and 500 °C is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)902051-902053
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number9 Part 1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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