Transition between graphene-film and carbon-nanotube growth on Nickel alloys in open-atmosphere flame synthesis

Nasir K. Memon, Bernard H. Kear, Stephen D. Tse

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Using open-atmosphere flame synthesis, graphene films and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are grown directly on nickel and nickel-alloy substrates. The gas-flow input CH4 to H2 ratio (1:10) is held constant. For nickel, copper-nickel, and Inconel, few-layer graphene (FLG) grows at 850 C. Transitional growth from FLG to CNTs is observed on nickel, copper-nickel, and Inconel, as the substrate temperature is decreased to 500 C. CNT growth is found for nitinol at 500 C; however, graphene growth is not observed for nitinol at elevated temperatures for the examined experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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