Publication
Title
Ion irradiation for improved graphene network formation in carbon nanotube growth
Author
Abstract
Ion irradiation of carbon nanotubes very often leads to defect formation. However, we have recently shown that Ar ion irradiation in a limited energy window of 1025 eV may enhance the initial cap nucleation process, when the carbon network is in contact with the metal nanocatalyst. Here, we employ reactive molecular dynamics simulations to demonstrate that ion irradiation in a higher energy window of 1035 eV may also heal network defects after the nucleation stage through a non-metal-mediated mechanism, when the carbon network is no longer in contact with the metal nanocatalyst. The results demonstrate the possibility of beneficially utilizing ions in e.g. plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition of carbon nanotubes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Carbon. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2014
ISSN
0008-6223
Volume/pages
77(2014), p. 790-795
ISI
000340689400083
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 13.11.2017
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