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dc.contributor.authorde La Verpilliere, Jean
dc.contributor.authorJessl, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorSaeed, Khuzaimah
dc.contributor.authorDucati, Caterina
dc.contributor.authorDe Volder, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBoies, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-18T12:07:02Z
dc.date.available2018-05-18T12:07:02Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-26
dc.identifier.issn2040-3364
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/275936
dc.description.abstractHybrid structures consisting of functional materials enhanced by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have potential for a variety of high impact applications, as shown by the impressive progress in sensing and mechanical applications enabled by CNT-enhanced materials. The hierarchical organisation of CNTs with other materials is key to the design of macroscale devices benefiting from the unique properties of individual CNTs, provided CNT density, morphology and binding with other materials are optimized. In this paper, we provide an analysis of a continuous aerosol process to create a hybrid hierarchical sea urchin structure with CNTs organized around a functional metal oxide core. We propose a new mechanism for the growth of these carbon nanotube sea urchins (CNTSU) and give new insight into their chemical composition. To corroborate the new mechanism, we examine the influence of CNT growth conditions on CNTSU morphology and demonstrate a new in-line characterisation technique to continuously monitor aerosol CNT growth during synthesis, which enables industrial-scale production optimization. Based upon the new formation mechanism we describe the first substrate-based chemical vapour deposition growth of CNTSUs which increases CNT length and improves G to D ratio, which also allows for the formation of CNTSU carpets with unique structures.
dc.description.sponsorshipJean de La Verpilliere is supported by the EPSRC Cambridge NanoDTC, EP/G037221/1, the Cambridge Home EU Scholarship Scheme (CHESS) and the Schiff Foundation Studentships. Michael De Volder is supported by an ERC starting grant (HIENA - 337739).
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleContinuous flow chemical vapour deposition of carbon nanotube sea urchins.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage7791
prism.issueIdentifier16
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameNanoscale
prism.startingPage7780
prism.volume10
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.23217
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-03-06
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1039/c7nr09534a
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04
dc.contributor.orcidDucati, Caterina [0000-0003-3366-6442]
dc.contributor.orcidDe Volder, Michael [0000-0003-1955-2270]
dc.contributor.orcidBoies, Adam [0000-0003-2915-3273]
dc.identifier.eissn2040-3372
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/M015211/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/M015211/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/G037221/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (337739)
cam.issuedOnline2018
datacite.issupplementedby.urlhttps://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.20840
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 12:59:54 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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