DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION SYSTEM FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES
Carbon nanostructure synthesis has been extensively researched recently due to its potential applications in energy storage, drug delivery, imaging, composite materials, field emitters, Nano-electronic devices, EMI shielding, hydrogen storage Nano tanks, functional polymers, sensor materials, and material reinforcement. Vapor deposition is the most common technique used to synthesize carbon Nanostructures, including thin layers, nanotubes, and other Nano assemblies. Chemical vapor deposition is one of the most versatile methods among them due to its ability to scale up to an industrial scale. In this paper, a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system was designed and developed in-house, and improvements were added. A separate reaction chamber, eternal solvent vapor introduction method, pre-heating of input gas, and the facile sample handling method can be listed as an improvement to the system. This system effectively synthesized carbon nanotubes
(CNTs), carbon thin films, and other carbon structures.