Carbon Nanotube Fibers Prepared by Activating Deactivated Iron Particles in Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapor Deposition Tail Gas

  • Yancai ZHANG Material science and engineering, Tianjin university, Weijin road, Nankai district, Tianjin city
  • Shuaishuai HAN Material science and engineering, Tianjin university, Weijin road, Nankai district, Tianjin city
Keywords: activating iron particles, reclaiming tail gas, CNT fibers

Abstract

Catalysts can determine the structure and properties of carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers fabricated using the floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition (FCCVD) method. The tail gas left over when CNT fibers are fabricated by the FCCVD method has been proven to contain deactivated iron nanoparticles, as well as carbide gas and hydrogen. This study demonstrates that the deactivated iron nanoparticles in tail gas can be successfully activated in a double furnace system under certain conditions. CNT fibers can be successfully prepared using the activated iron nanoparticles by adding the precursor without the catalyst. These CNT fibers are composed of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs) and have low density, high strength, and electrical conductivity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.23.3.17050

Published
2017-04-21
Section
POLYMERS AND COMPOSITES, WOOD