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A kinetic study of multi-walled carbon nanotube synthesis by catalytic chemical vapor deposition using a Fe-Co/Al2O3 catalyst
English
Pirard, Sophie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de chimie appliquée > Génie chimique - Chimie physique appliquée > >]
Douven, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de chimie appliquée > Génie chimique - Génie catalytique >]
Bossuot, Christophe [Université de Liège - ULG > Département de Chimie appliquée > Génie chimique - Chimie physique appliquée > >]
Heyen, Georges [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de chimie appliquée > LASSC (Labo d'analyse et synthèse des systèmes chimiques) >]
Pirard, Jean-Paul mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de chimie appliquée > Génie chimique - Chimie physique appliquée > >]
2007
Carbon
Elsevier Science
45
6
1167-1175
Yes (verified by ORBi)
0008-6223
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] A kinetic study was performed to describe the initial specific rate of multi-walled carbon nanotube synthesis by catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) on a bimetallic cobalt-iron catalyst at high temperature using ethylene decomposition to solid carbon and gaseous hydrogen. The study uses a mass spectrometer that allows reaction rate to be inferred from the exhaust gas composition measurements. The aim is to obtain a better understanding of the elementary steps involved in the production of carbon nanotubes so as to derive phenomenological kinetic models in agreement with experimental data. The best models assume the elimination of the first hydrogen atom from adsorbed ethylene as rate determining step and involve a hydrogen adsorption weak enough to be neglected. It was proved that hydrogen partial pressure has no influence on initial reaction rate of carbon nanotube synthesis with the catalyst used for this study. Activation energy and ethylene adsorption enthalpy were found to be equal to around 130 and - 130 kJ mol(-1), respectively. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/19807
10.1016/j.carbon.2007.02.021

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