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Wetting behavior and activity of catalyst supports in carbon nanotube carpet growth

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Abstract

A simple, reliable, and non-destructive approach based on contact angle measurements is described for predicting the activity of catalyst supports in carbon nanotube (CNT) carpet growth. The basic component of the surface free energy of different alumina supports – determined from the van Oss–Good–Chaudhury model and the Young–Dupré equation – was found to correlate with the activity of Fe catalyst during water-assisted CVD growth of CNT carpets.

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2012, accepted on 10 Feb 2013 and first published on 12 Feb 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR33634D
Nanoscale, 2013,5, 2642-2646

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    Wetting behavior and activity of catalyst supports in carbon nanotube carpet growth

    P. B. Amama, S. A. Putnam, A. R. Barron and B. Maruyama, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 2642
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR33634D

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