Quasi two-dimensional carbon nanobelts synthesized using a template method

Cheng Te Lin, Tsung Han Chen, Tsung Shune Chin, Chi Young Lee*, Hsin-Tien Chiu

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Carbon nanobelts have been synthesized using nanoporous anodic alumina as template and ethanol as precursor. The length and width are tens of micrometers and 470 nm, respectively. The thickness was measured to be 5 nm, exhibiting a high-aspect-ratio morphology. After annealing, the crystallinity of the nanobelts can be improved. The formation mechanism of such morphology is demonstrated as a radial deformation of large thin nanotubes. This is disclosed for the first time in the literature regarding the attainment of a quasi two-dimensional nanocarbon via a template route. Field emission measurements on the sample annealed at 800 °C show a turn-on voltage 3.25 V/μm and stable long-term emission efficiency. The lower threshold voltage is attributed to the strong edge emitter effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-746
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2008

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