Carbon Nanotube Electrodes

Authors

Valentina Lazarescu I.G. Murgulescu Institute of Physical Chemistry

Publication Date

4/13/04

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes discovered by Iijima in 1991 as a by-product of fullerene synthesis by an arc plasma method have entailed extensive theoretical and experimental work, opening a new and rapidly expanding research field on nanoscale materials. Large-scale production of these particularly interesting materials has become, in the meantime, available in gas phase, either by evaporation of pure carbon using high-power energy sources (e.g., electric arc, laser ablation, and sunlight ), or by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques, as well as in molten salts via electrolysis.