The authors thank Zongzhen Li for carrying out some of the experimental work, and the Ministry of Education, China for providing financial support within the “Excellence of Research” framework for overseas Chinese scholars.
Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers and Foam by Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition Using a Water-Soluble Alkali Salt Catalyst†
Article first published online: 29 MAR 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 7, pages 961–964, April, 2007
How to Cite
Zhang, Y. and Sun, X. (2007), Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers and Foam by Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition Using a Water-Soluble Alkali Salt Catalyst. Adv. Mater., 19: 961–964. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602084
- Issue published online: 29 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 29 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 2 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Received: 13 SEP 2006
- Ministry of Education, China. Grant Number: Excellence of Research
- Alkali salts;
- Carbon nanostructures;
- Chemical vapor deposition, catalytic;
By using alkali salts as catalysts during chemical vapor deposition, several nanoscale carbon materials are formed. The morphology of the carbon materials mainly depends on the temperature at which the deposition process is carried out (see figure, width 5 μm, temperature set at 400 °C). The use of water-soluble alkali salts rather than metal catalysts leads to a simple, low-cost, and environmentally friendly approach to the synthesis of these materials.