Growth of Y-shaped Carbon Nanofibers from Ethanol Flames
1 Research Center for Sensor Technology, Beijing Information Science and Technology University, Jianxiangqiao Campus, Beijing, 100101, China
2 School of Electronic Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, 100876, China
Nanoscale Research Letters 2008, 3:295-298 doi:10.1007/s11671-008-9152-2Published: 25 July 2008
Y-shaped carbon nanofibers as a multi-branched carbon nanostructure have potential applications in electronic devices. In this article, we report that several types of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers are obtained from ethanol flames. These Y-shaped carbon nanofibers have different morphologies. According to our experimental results, the growth mechanism of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers has been discussed and a possible growth model of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers has been proposed.