volume 157, issue 9, P1643-1648 2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.05.005
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C.J. Unrau, V.R. Katta, R.L. Axelbaum

Abstract: a b s t r a c tRecent studies have shown that Fe/Si/O catalysts on the fuel side of an oxygen-enriched inverse diffusion flame produce micron-length single-walled carbon nanotubes at rapid rates (>100 lm/s). Despite the favorable catalyst/flame interaction for nanotube nucleation and growth, the catalyst lifetimes are only a few milliseconds. To increase catalyst lifetime and hence, carbon nanotube length, it is necessary to know how the local environment changes as the catalyst moves through the flame. A 2-D…

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