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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 389248, 8 pages
Research Article

Effect of Si and SiO2 Substrates on the Geometries of As-Grown Carbon Coils

1Department of Engineering in Energy and Applied Chemistry, Silla University, Busan 617-736, Republic of Korea
2Department of Nanomechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Kyungnam 627-706, Republic of Korea

Received 1 July 2012; Accepted 20 September 2012

Academic Editor: Raymond L. D. Whitby

Copyright © 2012 Semi Park et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Carbon coils could be synthesized using C2H2/H2 as source gases and SF6 as an incorporated additive gas under thermal chemical vapor deposition system. Si substrate, SiO2 thin film deposited Si substrate (SiO2 substrate), and quartz substrate were employed to elucidate the effect of substrate on the formation of carbon coils. The characteristics (formation densities, morphologies, and geometries) of the deposited carbon coils on the substrate were investigated. In case of Si substrate, the microsized carbon coils were dominant on the substrate surface. While, in case of SiO2 substrate, the nanosized carbon coils were prevailing on the substrate surface. The surface morphologies of samples were investigated step by step during the reaction process. The cause for the different geometry formation of carbon coils according to the different substrates was discussed in association with the different thermal expansion coefficient values of Si and SiO2 substrates and the different etched characteristics of Si and SiO2 substrates by SF6 + H2 flow.