American Journal of Applied Sciences

Development of Pulsed Laser Deposition System for the Formation of Web-liked Carbon Nanotubes

Noorhana Yahya, Beh Hoe Guan and Mansor Hashim

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1509.1515

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 11

Pages 1509-1515

Abstract

This work reports on our earnest effort to develop a pulsed laser ablation deposition system for the production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The correct condition such as the pressure, ablation time, power of laser will result in different structures and morphology of the tubes. A T-shaped stainless steel chamber was designed. Nd:YAG laser with 532 nm wavelength, 10.54W output power and pulsed width of 5-7 ns was used to ablate a pellet form graphite for 30 minutes. The morphology and the structural properties of the tubes were studied. The results were compared with graphite pellet filled with 10 weight % of Nickel as catalyst. It was found that an Argon environment with the Ni catalyst result in the formation of a web-like carbon nanotubes. XRD profile and TEM image confirmed the formation of CNTs.

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© 2005 Noorhana Yahya, Beh Hoe Guan and Mansor Hashim. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.