Definition: A method for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes where a direct-current arc voltage is applied across two graphite electrodes immersed in an inert gas such as He. When pure graphite rods are used, fullerenes are deposited as soot inside the chamber, and multi-walled carbon nanotubes are deposited on the cathode. When a graphite anode containing a metal catalyst (Fe or Co) is used with a pure graphite cathode single-walled carbon nanotubes are generated in the form of soot.
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Jeong Hoon Byeon, Jae Hong Park, Ki Young Yoon and Jungho Hwang, Nanoscale, 2009 , 1 , 339
C. N. R. Rao, Rakesh Voggu and A. Govindaraj, Nanoscale, 2009 , 1 , 96
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