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Title: Plasma Growth and Functionalisation of Carbon Nanotubes and Diamond Nanoflake Spherules
Author: Iyer, G. R. S.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3587 6721
Awarding Body: Ulster
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is centred on the synthesis and nitrogen functionalisation of two carbon nanostructures, the Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and the Diamond Nanoflake Spherules (DNFS). Vertically aligned Multiwalled CNTs (MWCNTs) and DNFS have been successfully synthesised in a Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (MPECVD) system. Different plasma sources including Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR), Capacitively Coupled Radio Frequency (CCRF) system and a low energy ion source VG AG21 (5 kV) were employed to induce electronic and structural modification to these nanostructures through functionalisation and implantation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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