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Carbon multi-walled nanotubes grown by HWCVD on a pyroelectric detector



John H. Lehman, Rohit Deshpande, Paul Rice, Bobby To, Anne Dillon


Carbon multi-wall nanotubes (MWNTs) were grown on a lithium niobate (LiNbO3) pyroelectric detector with a nickel film as the catalyst by hot-wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD). Two detectors are documented, each with slightly different deposition conditions. The absolute spectral responsivity of each device was measured from 600 nm to 1800 nm and indicates that the MWNT-coating absorptance is spectrally uniform, with variations of only a few percent. We also discuss growth of MWNTs on LiTaO3 by CVD and the limitations presented by the Curie temperature of the pyroelectric material.
Infrared Physics and Technolgy


carbon nanotubes, hot wire chemical vapor depsotion (HWCVD), pyroelectric detector, spectral responsivity


Lehman, J. , Deshpande, R. , Rice, P. , To, B. and Dillon, A. (2005), Carbon multi-walled nanotubes grown by HWCVD on a pyroelectric detector, Infrared Physics and Technolgy, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created January 20, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021