Investigation of Carbon Nanotube Growth Using a Nozzle CVD Method

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McFarland, James
Chemical vapor deposition; Nanotubes; Physics; Computational fluid dynamics; Astrophysics and Astronomy; Physical Sciences and Mathematics
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This work uses a modification of the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique to study the effects of source gas flow geometry (and the corresponding parameters) on carbon nanotube growth. Our approach is to flow the carbon-containing source gas through a nozzle, projecting the gas stream onto targeted regions of the substrate. This technique not only allows the potential for localized nanotube growth, but also offers an interesting opportunity to provide an experimental test of theoretical nanotube growth models.