Journal of Advanced Ceramics


carbon nanotubes, catalytic chemical vapor deposition, zeolite, template, catalyst


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted intensive interests of researchers for a long time due to their fascinating physical and chemical properties promising for various potential applications, including advanced ceramics, nanoelectronic devices, nanoscale sensors, solar cells, battery electrode, field emitters, etc.. This review summarized the synthetic methods of CNTs, with an emphasis on the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, especially catalytic CVD. Although there still are some challenges in the way, with the development of the technology, a hope for widespread applications always exists.


Tsinghua University Press