Preparation of sea urchin-like carbons by growing one-dimensional nanocarbon on mesoporous carbons

Chih Ming Chuang, Sahendra P. Sharma, Jyh Ming Ting, Hong Ping Lin, Hsisheng Teng, Cheng Wei Huang

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One-dimensional nanocarbons, including carbon nanotubes and nanowires, were grown on catalyst-seeded mesoporous carbons using thermal chemical vapor deposition. The catalyst was applied to the mesoporous carbons by a dip coating process followed by a high temperature reduction. The growth of carbon nanotubes/nanowires then took place through the thermal decomposition of methane at temperatures of 800 °C or 900 °C. Carbon nanotubes/nanowires grown on mesoporous carbon particles provide interconnects among the particles. Intimate contacts between the CNTs/CNWs and the mesoporous carbons were also observed. Due to these interconnects and the intimate contacts, the electrical resistance mesoporous carbons having carbon nanotubes/nanowires is approximately 30% lower than that of mesoporous carbons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-610
Number of pages5
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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