Fabrication of high-density carbon-nanotube coatings on microstructured substrates

Z. Chen, Y. Tzeng, C. Liu

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Fabrication and characterization of carbon nanotubes deposited on microstructured Ni substrate are presented. The highly active surface-area of the microstructured Ni substrate provides high-density nucleation sites for carbon nanotubes. Coated fine Ni powder also serves as a catalyst for the nanotube growth. Hydrocarbon mixtures were used as the carbon source for the chemical vapour deposition process. Carbon nanotubes deposited on the microstructured Ni substrate were examined by SEM. An ultra high vacuum chamber was used to characterize the field emission properties of carbon nanotube coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R741-R744
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventElectron-Emissive Materials, Vacuum Microelectronics and Flat-Panel Displays - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2000 Apr 252000 Apr 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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