INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Carbon nanotubes and nanofibers synthesized by CVD on níkel coatings deposited with a vacuum arc
ESCOBAR MARIANO; GIULIANI LEANDRO; CANDAL ROBERTO; LAMAS DIEGO; CASO ALVARO; RUBIOLO GERARDO; GRONDONA DIANA; GOYANES SILVIA; MARQUEZ ADRIANA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Congreso; 15th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials; 2008
Nanotubes and nanofibers were grown on Ni coatings deposited by plasma generated with a pulsed vacuum arc on silicon wafers using three different bias conditions: at floating potential (approximately +30 V respect to the grounded cathode); at ground potential; and at - 60V. An atomic force microscopy study showed that the Ni film morphology was affected by the bias condition of the substrate. The morphology of carbonaceous species depended on Ni-films characteristics. FE-SEM and TEM analysis have shown that nanofibers growth was favoured on Ni coatings deposited at -60V whereas nanotubes grew mainly on Ni coatings obtained at floating and ground potentials. Hence, this new method to produce the precursor can be optimized to obtain nanotubes or nanofibers varying the substrate bias for the Ni deposition.