IRINDER SINGH CHOPRA1, PRASHANT JINDAL*2 AND M.L. SHARMA3
1. Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014
2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
- 160 012
3. RSIC, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014
*Corresponding author :firstname.lastname@example.org
In this paper we report about the continuous production of carbon nanotubes
using the arc ignition of graphite. The arc was generated under water at
an arcing current of 60 amps A.C and the usual cumbersome requirements of
vacuum and other details were not required. The resultant carbon soot was
analyzed by SEM( Scanning Electron Microscopy) and TEM (Transmission Electron
Microscopy) which have shown the successful production of carbon nanotubes.
Key words:Nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes, SEM, TEM, fullerenes.