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Synthesis of Bamboo-Shaped Carbon-Nitrogen Nanotubes Using Acetonitrile-Ferrocene Precursor

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We report the formation of bamboo-shaped carbon-nitrogen nanotubes by employing a simple, one-step and economically viable spray pyrolysis technique using new precursor; acetonitrile and ferrocene solution. By varying the concentration of ferrocene with respect to acetonitrile, it has been found that the optimum concentration of ferrocene in acetonitrile is 5 mg/ml. The special feature of the as-synthesized bamboo-shaped carbon-nitrogen nanotubes bundles is that they are produced in a high yield (1.25 gms/run). They also have long linear extents (~430 m) and are very clean. The average composition of carbon-nitrogen nanotubes comes out to be C26N.
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Keywords: CARBON-NITROGEN NANOTUBES; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SPRAY PYROLYSIS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 2004-09-01

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