In the search for high yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) at lower temperatures, Co-Mo catalysts on carbon black were investigated with ethylene and CO as carbon sources in catalytic gas-phase pyrolysis in comparison to that on TiO2. The carbon black support was expected to be advantageous because of the feasibility of a CNT/carbon black composite possibly fabricated for several applications without removal of the support. Depending on the catalyst support, the catalytic activity toward CO and ethylene showed great differences. Co-Mo (9:1) catalysts on titania or carbon black provided a high carbon yield from CO and ethylene at the rather low temperatures of 450-530°C.
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- Materials Science(all)