Synthesis of carbon nanotubes on FexOy doped Al2O3-ZrO2 nanopowder

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List of Authors: Juha-Pekka Nikkanen, Mika Harju, Mikael Järn, Johan Lindén, Jyri Rintala, Maria E. Messing, Elina Huttunen-Saarivirta, Tuomo Saarinen, Tomi Kanerva, Mari Honkanen, Mikko Aromaa, Erkki Levänen, Mika Pettersson, Jyrki M. Mäkelä, Knut Deppert, Tapio Mäntylä
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Powder Technology
Journal acronym: Powder Technology
Volume number: 266
Start page: 106
End page: 112


Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were synthesized on liquid flame sprayed (LFS) powder substrate of iron oxide doped Al2O3–ZrO2. Iron oxide doped Al2O3–ZrO2 nanopowder was produced by injecting the liquid precursor of aluminium-isopropoxide, zirconium-n-propoxide, ferrocene and p-xylene into a high temperature (~3000 K) flame. The precursor solutionwas atomized by high-velocity H2 flow and injected into the flamewhere nanoparticles were formed. The collected sample was used as a substrate material for the synthesis of CNTs. The CNTs were formed on the surfaces of the substrate powder by catalyzed decomposition of CH4. The particle morphology, size, phase composition and the nature of CNTs were determined by TEM, FE-SEM, XRD, XPS, Mössbauer and Raman spectroscopy. The collected powder consists of micron-sized agglomerates with nanosized primary particles. Tetragonal zirconia was detected while alumina was amorphous. In the carbonized samplemultiwalled CNTs were obtained.


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Chemistry, physics


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