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Home  >  Journal list  >  Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan  >  Vol.123  No.1438 (June) (2015)  >  pp.480-484

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In situ CCVD synthesis of carbon nanotubes within zeolite crystal coated porous ceramic foam

Sangram MAZUMDER1), Wei ZHAO2), Jung Gyu PARK1), Naboneeta SARKAR1), Sukyoung KIM2), Ik Jin KIM1)
1) Institute of Processing and Application of Inorganic Materials, (PAIM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanseo University 2) School of Material Science and Engineering, Yeungnam University

In this study, consolidated zeolite crystal coated porous ceramic foams containing a large quantity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) within micro-metre sized pores were prepared. An alumina-silica porous ceramic body, having an average pore size of less than 100 µm, was produced by the direct foaming technique. Well-shaped zeolite crystals having an average size of 180 nm were synthesized and homogeneously coated on the porous ceramic body by an in situ process. An Fe-supported zeolite/ceramic matrix, which is used for CNT synthesis, was prepared using ion-exchange by immersing the zeolite-coated porous ceramic body into FeCl2 aqueous solution. The CNTs were synthesized by a catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) process for four different reaction times. Both acicular-shaped and randomly bundled networks of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were synthesized using these different reaction times. Moreover, the yield of CNTs produced showed a tendency to increase with increasing reaction time.

Carbon nanotubes, Chemical vapour deposition, Hydrothermal reaction, Zeolite, Porous ceramics

Received: December 22, 2014
Accepted: March 24, 2015 , Published online: June 01, 2015



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