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Hot-wire chemical vapor synthesis for a variety of nano-materials with novel aplications



Anne Dillon, A. H. Mahan, Rohit Deshpande, J. L. Alleman, Jeffrey Blackburn, P. A. Parillia, M. J. Heben, Chaiwat Engtrakul, K.E.H. Gilbert, Kevin M. Jones, Bobby To, S Lee, John H. Lehman


Hot-wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) has been demonstrated as a simple economically scalable technique for the synthesis of a variety of nano-materials in an environmentally friendly manner. For example we have employed HWCVD for the continuous production of both carbon single- and multi-wall nanotubes (SWNTs and MWNTs). Unanticipated hydrogen storage on HWCVD-generated MWNTs has led insight into the adsorption mechanism of hydrogen on metal/carbon composites at near ambient temperatures that could be useful for developing a vehicular hydrogen storage system. Recent efforts have been focused on growing MWNT arrays on thin nickel films with a simple HWCVD process. New data suggests that these MWNT arrays could replace the gold black coatings currently used in pyroelectric detectors to accurately measure laser power. Finally, we have very recently employed HWCVD for the production of crystalline molybdenum and tungsten oxide nanotubes and nanorods. These metal oxide nanorods and nanotubes could have applications in catalysis, batteries and electrochromic windows or as gas sensors. A summary of the techniques for growing these novel materials and their various potential applications is provided.
Thin Solid Films


chemical vapor synthesis, deposition, hot-wire, HWCVD, nano-materials


Dillon, A. , Mahan, A. , Deshpande, R. , Alleman, J. , Blackburn, J. , Parillia, P. , Heben, M. , Engtrakul, C. , Gilbert, K. , Jones, K. , To, B. , Lee, S. and Lehman, J. (2006), Hot-wire chemical vapor synthesis for a variety of nano-materials with novel aplications, Thin Solid Films, [online], (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created April 19, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021