Co-catalytic absorption layers for controlled laser-induced chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes
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Michaelis, F., Weatherup, R., Bayer, B., Bock, M., Sugime, H., Caneva, S., Robertson, J., et al. (2014). Co-catalytic absorption layers for controlled laser-induced chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes. https://doi.org/10.1021/am405460r
The concept of co-catalytic layer structures for controlled laser-induced chemical vapor deposition of carbon nanotubes is established, in which a thin Ta support layer chemically aids the initial Fe catalyst reduction. This enables a significant reduction in laser power, preventing detrimental positive optical feedback and allowing improved growth control. Systematic study of experimental parameters combined with simple thermostatic modeling establishes general guidelines for the effective design of such catalyst/absorption layer combinations. Local growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotube forests directly on flexible polyimide substrates is demonstrated, opening up new routes for nanodevice design and fabrication.
laser-induced, chemical vapor deposition, carbon nanotubes, optical feedback, co-catalytic, absorption layer, LiCVD
European Research Council (320503)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/am405460r
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246712