Site-specific fabrication of Fe particles for carbon nanotube growth

Renu Sharma, Edward Moore, Peter Rez, Michael Treacy

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We report a method for site-specific fabrication of Fe catalyst particles on silica (Si0 2) substrate by electron beam induced decompositionat 650 (EBID) of iron nonacarbonyl. The unobstructed, atomic level in situ observations of the catalyst particles, recorded °C in 8-15 mTorr of acetylene, reveal the structural transformations during reduction, sintering, carburization of Fe nanoparticles and subsequent CNT growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-694
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 11 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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