Single Walled and Multi Walled Carbon Nanotube Structure, Synthesis and Applications
E.N. Ganesh

Prof. Dr. E.N. Ganesh, Department of ECE, RIT Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 12 March 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 March 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2013 | PP: 311-320 | Volume-2 Issue-4, March 2013 | Retrieval Number: D0561032413/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Carbon Nanotubes have exceptional mechanical and electrical properties. Various methods have been thoroughly investigated for the growth of CNTs. The best and the most commonly used method is Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). The various techniques include Reaction Chamber heating, Plasma Enhanced CVD, Hot filament CVD, Microwave CVD. The structural uniformity of carbon nanotubes produced by plasma enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition gives uniform height and diameter. This paper discusses about all the methods listed above and detail comparisons are listed. We have simulated the single layer and multi layer Carbon nano tube using nano explorer tool and enumerated its properties for various applications like power storage and medical applications. The simulated properties of CNT would be used for energy storage purpose as well for transmission of electrical energy. Though it is known that CNT’s have high aspect ratio, Young’s modulus over one terra pascal, Tensile strength of 200 Gigapascal, these properties never remain the same for all the CNT’S. It depends upon the method of preparation, catalyst used etc. So the properties of CNT are studied for specific conditions. Here it is proposed CNT can be modeled for particularly electrical storage purpose.
Keywords: Carbon Nanotube, Chemical Vapour Depaosition, Plasma Enhanced CVD, Multiwall Nano Tubes.

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