Room-temperature growth of carbon nanofibers

Jason K. Vohs, Jeffery E. Raymond, Jonathan J. Brege, Steven Rozeveld, Geoffrey L. Williams, Bradley D. Fahlman

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We describe the growth of amorphous carbon nanofibers (CNFs) from iron-encapsulated dendrimer catalysts at ambient temperature and pressure conditions, Both fourth-generation poly(propylencimine) (PPI) and poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers were suitable macromolecular hosts for the catalytic species. Average nanofiber diameters range from 10-15 nm, with lengths in excess of 20 microns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemistry of Nanomaterial Synthesis and Processing
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1558998330, 9781558998339
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 28 2005Apr 1 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2005 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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