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Title: Effect of Reaction Temperature in the Selective Synthesis of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on a Bimetallic CoCr-MCM-41 Catalyst

Abstract

Synthesis of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) on a CoCr-MCM-41 bimetallic catalyst by CO disproportionation has been carried out at five different temperatures between 500 and 900 C. A series of methods have been employed for a comprehensive assessment effect of temperature on the size-controllability of the catalyst particles and the morphology of the resultant SWNT. By extended fine structure X-ray absorption, thermogravimetric analysis, resonance Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence excitation (PLE) mapping and transmission electron microscopy we found an optimal synthesis temperature window between 600 and 800 C. In this window, modifying the reaction temperature leads to significant changes in the SWNT yield, diameter and chirality distribution. Decrease in reaction temperature favored the selective synthesis of very small diameter carbon nanotubes (as low as 0.6 nm). Chirality dependence of SWNT on temperature has been measured by PLE. A progressive suppression of larger diameter SWNT identities in the measured SWNT population was noted when reaction temperature decreased. In the measured PL maps, two near armchair structures (6,5) and (7,3) were dominant at 600 and 700 C.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) National Synchrotron Light Source
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - OFFICE OF SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1020119
Report Number(s):
BNL-95565-2011-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0926-860X; TRN: US1103703
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Catalysis A: General
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 374; Journal Issue: 1-2; Journal ID: ISSN 0926-860X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; CARBON; CATALYSTS; CHIRALITY; DISTRIBUTION; EXCITATION; FINE STRUCTURE; MORPHOLOGY; NANOTUBES; OXIDATION; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; REDUCTION; RESONANCE; SYNTHESIS; THERMAL GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; WINDOWS; national synchrotron light source

Citation Formats

Zoican Loebick, C, Abanulo, D, Majewska, M, Haller, G, and Pfefferle, L. Effect of Reaction Temperature in the Selective Synthesis of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on a Bimetallic CoCr-MCM-41 Catalyst. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2009.12.010.
Zoican Loebick, C, Abanulo, D, Majewska, M, Haller, G, & Pfefferle, L. Effect of Reaction Temperature in the Selective Synthesis of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on a Bimetallic CoCr-MCM-41 Catalyst. United States. doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2009.12.010.
Zoican Loebick, C, Abanulo, D, Majewska, M, Haller, G, and Pfefferle, L. Fri . "Effect of Reaction Temperature in the Selective Synthesis of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on a Bimetallic CoCr-MCM-41 Catalyst". United States. doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2009.12.010.
@article{osti_1020119,
title = {Effect of Reaction Temperature in the Selective Synthesis of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on a Bimetallic CoCr-MCM-41 Catalyst},
author = {Zoican Loebick, C and Abanulo, D and Majewska, M and Haller, G and Pfefferle, L},
abstractNote = {Synthesis of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) on a CoCr-MCM-41 bimetallic catalyst by CO disproportionation has been carried out at five different temperatures between 500 and 900 C. A series of methods have been employed for a comprehensive assessment effect of temperature on the size-controllability of the catalyst particles and the morphology of the resultant SWNT. By extended fine structure X-ray absorption, thermogravimetric analysis, resonance Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence excitation (PLE) mapping and transmission electron microscopy we found an optimal synthesis temperature window between 600 and 800 C. In this window, modifying the reaction temperature leads to significant changes in the SWNT yield, diameter and chirality distribution. Decrease in reaction temperature favored the selective synthesis of very small diameter carbon nanotubes (as low as 0.6 nm). Chirality dependence of SWNT on temperature has been measured by PLE. A progressive suppression of larger diameter SWNT identities in the measured SWNT population was noted when reaction temperature decreased. In the measured PL maps, two near armchair structures (6,5) and (7,3) were dominant at 600 and 700 C.},
doi = {10.1016/j.apcata.2009.12.010},
journal = {Applied Catalysis A: General},
issn = {0926-860X},
number = 1-2,
volume = 374,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {1}
}