Graphite Nanofibers Fabrication Facility

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    The graphite nanofibers as grown in the thermolyne tube furnace


    The graphite nanofibers are fabricated using catalytic deposition of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide over metal catalysts in a Thermolyne Tube Furnace.

    The choice of gas and catalyst controls the orientation of the fiber axis, and the timing of the process controls the length of the fiber. The fiber diameter is controlled by the catalyst size. Diameters range from 2 to 100 nm in diameter and the fibers are typically 5 - 100 m long.