Catalytic growth of very long composite nanofibres containing Co (or Fe, Ni), SrO and trace carbon

Z. Y. Zhong, K. Y. Lim, H. C. Soon, B. H. Liu, H. Xu, J. Ding, J. Lin*, K. L. Tan

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Abstract

We demonstrate in this study that nanofibres containing Co (or Fe, Ni), SrO and trace carbon can be synthesized via a catalytic process using CH4 or C2H4 as the reaction gas. The synthesized nanofibres are 50-200 nm in diameter and 1-15 μm in length. The length of the fibres can be controlled via a change of the reaction temperature. The formation mechanism is likely to be a two-step process combining catalytic decomposition of a carbon-containing gas and a sequential self-assembly process of growth into nanofibres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2445-2448
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

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