Synthesis of carbon nanotubes on FexOy doped Al2O3-ZrO2 nanopowder

Juha-Pekka Nikkanen, Mika Harju, Mikael Järn, Johan Linden, 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

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)106–112
    JournalPowder Technology
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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