Carbon nanotubes synthesis over FeCo-based catalysts supported on SBA-16

D. Carta*, S. Bullita, A. Falqui, M. Casula, A. Corrias, Z. Kónya

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A series of Fe/Co based nanocomposites where the matrix is mesoporous ordered cubic Im3m silica (SBA-16 type) characterized by a three dimensional cage-like structure of pores were obtained by two different approaches: impregnation and gelation. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analysis show that after metal loading, calcination at 500 C and reduction in H2 fl ux at 800 C the nanocomposites retain the well-ordered structure of the matrix with cubic symmetry of pores. All nanocomposites prepared were tested for the production of carbon nanotubes by catalytic chemical vapour deposition. Transmission electron microscopy points out that good quality multi-walled carbon nanotubes are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • SBA-16
  • carbon nanotubes
  • mesoporous materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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