Dc plasma-enhanced CVD growth of nanotubes and nanofibres is studied as a function of plasma power (3-40 W). The dependence of the nanotube/nanofibre morphology for growth on thin iron films and lithographically prepared individual nickel dots is investigated. In both cases, large differences in the morphology of the carbon nanostructures are observed as the plasma power is changed. In situ optical emission spectroscopy is used to obtain insight into the important parameters affecting the growth. The best growth results are found for intermediate plasma powers (15 W).
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|State||Published - Aug 2007|