A simple fabrication process is presented for highly-ordered, highly-oriented carbon nanotube and nanorod arrays by filling alumina nanohole templates with a carbon precursor, polyacrylonitrile (PAN). X-ray photoelectron spectra analysis indicates that PAN changes its chemical structure to sp2 C–C structure after carbonization at 600°C. Raman characterization of the resulting carbon nanostructure demonstrates a high quality graphite structure. The proposed method may be used to develop carbon nanostructure-based devices.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2005|
- carbon nanotube and nanorod
- carbon precursor
- alumina nanohole templates
- Raman spectroscopy