Authors: E.D. Dikio
Affilation: Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
Pages: 121 - 124
Keywords: synthesis, catalysts, SEM, TEM, RAMAN
We report our studies on the effect of various catalysts in the synthesis of carbon nanomaterials. The as-prepared carbon nanomaterials were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The catalysts Fe/Co/MgO and Co/Zn/Al produced cylindrical carbon nanotubes with tris(acetylacetonato) manganese forming carbon nanospheres in a catalytic chemical vapor decomposition chamber.