Springer Theses

In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies of Carbon Nanotube Nucleation Mechanism and Carbon Nanotube-Clamped Metal Atomic Chains

Authors: Tang, Dai-Ming

  • Nominated by Chinese Academy of Sciences as an outstanding PhD thesis
  • Describes a novel in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) approach to investigate the nucleation and growth mechanism of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
  • Proposes a hetero-epitaxial growth strategy of CNTs from boron nitride, which provides a new route for the controllable growth of CNTs
  • Introduces an electron beam-assisted nanomachining technique and the fabrication of a CNT-clamped metal atomic chain prototype device based on this technique
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About this book

Using an in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) approach to investigate the growth mechanism of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as well as the fabrication and properties of CNT-clamped metal atomic chains (MACs) is the focus of the research summarized in this thesis. The application of an in situ TEM approach in the above-mentioned research provides not only real-time observation but also monitored machining and structural evolvement at the atomic level. In this thesis, the author introduces a CNT tubular nano furnace that can be operated under TEM for investigation of the CNT nucleation mechanism. By studying the nucleation process of CNTs in the presence of various catalysts, including iron-based metallic catalysts and silicon oxide-based non-metallic catalysts, the physical states of the catalysts as well as the nucleation and growth process of CNTs are revealed. Based on the understanding of the nucleation mechanism, the author proposes a hetero-epitaxial growth strategy of CNTs from boron nitride, which provides a new route for the controllable growth of CNTs. In addition, the author presents an electron beam-assisted nanomachining technique and the fabrication of a CNT-clamped MAC prototype device based on this technique. The formation process of CNT-clamped Fe atomic chains (ACs) can be monitored with atomic resolution. The demonstrated quantized conductance and uninfluenced half-metallic properties of Fe ACs indicate that CNTs can be promising nanoscale electrodes or interconnectors for the linking and assembly of nano and subnano structures.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tang, Dai-Ming

    Pages 1-21

  • In Situ TEM Method and Materials

    Tang, Dai-Ming

    Pages 23-35

  • Studying Nucleation Mechanism of Carbon Nanotubes by Using In Situ TEM

    Tang, Dai-Ming

    Pages 37-54

  • Fabrication and Property Investigation of Carbon Nanotube-Clamped Metal Atomic Chains

    Tang, Dai-Ming

    Pages 55-71

  • Conclusions and Perspective

    Tang, Dai-Ming

    Pages 73-74

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37259-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37258-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52411-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies of Carbon Nanotube Nucleation Mechanism and Carbon Nanotube-Clamped Metal Atomic Chains
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37259-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37259-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37258-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52411-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 74
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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