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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014, Article ID 707301, 11 pages
Research Article

Effect of Different Catalyst Deposition Technique on Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Grown by Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition

Centre of Innovative Nanostructures and Nanodevices, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia

Received 25 December 2013; Revised 24 February 2014; Accepted 4 March 2014; Published 10 April 2014

Academic Editor: Shijun Liao

Copyright © 2014 Mohamed Shuaib Mohamed Saheed 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.

Supplementary Material

The Table 1 shows the different deposition time of iron catalyst using electron beam evaporation. The growth time for each sample is the same at 10 minutes. As observed from Figure 1, only random growth of carbon nanotubes is obtained for all samples. The grown carbon nanotubes also can be peeled off easily due to weak adhesion with the substrate. It is understood for the alignment of nanotubes, it needs high density catalyst. The low pressure achieved during the iron deposition is the main cause of low density catalyst deposited, which has been described in detail in the manuscript.

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