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Thermal chemical vapor deposition of layered aligned carbon-nanotube films separated by graphite layers

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  • Bo Zeng,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P. R. China
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  • Min Gao,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P. R. China
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  • Shenghua Liu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P. R. China
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  • Taisong Pan,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P. R. China
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  • Zhenlong Huang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P. R. China
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  • Yuan Lin

    Corresponding author
    • State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P. R. China
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Corresponding author: e-mail linyuan@uestc.edu.cn, Phone: +86 288 320 8813, Fax: +86 288 320 2569

Abstract

Layered carbon-nanotube (CNT) films were prepared using a thermal chemical vapor deposition method by introducing hydrogen gas for a period of time during the growth. Scanning electron microscopy indicates that the films are made up of two vertically oriented CNT layers separated by continuous graphite layers. Energy-dispersive spectrometry confirms that the two layers of CNT arrays have different growth modes: the tip growth mode for the bottom layer and the base growth mode for the top layer. Raman spectra were used to characterize the quality of the two layers of CNT arrays. A possible growth model for the layered CNT separated by graphite layers was proposed.

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