Fabrication of carbon nanotube and nanorod arrays using nanoporous templates

Shujuan Huang*, Tomohiro Shimizu, Hiroyuki Sakaue, Shoso Shingubara, Takayuki Takahagi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5289-5291
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7A
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • carbon nanotube and nanorod
  • carbon precursor
  • alumina nanohole templates
  • carbonization
  • Raman spectroscopy


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