Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces

CNRS - École polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris

In-situ TEM SWCNTs growth observation under gas environment and under electric field

Written by : José Barroit

The goal of the project is to study the influence of the electric fields on the growth of free-standing carbon nanotubes(CNTs) by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) used in field emission (FE) applications. The growths are performed in an environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) with the ETEM growths observed in real-time under  C2H2 environment at 700° C  across a polarizable capacitor gap of specifically designed micro-chip sample holders.

Collaborators: Federico Panciera (C2N); Pierre-Legagneux (ThalesTRT); Steve Purcell(Institut Lumière Matière, Universite Claude-Bernard Lyon);Costel-Sorin Cojocaru (LPICM);

This work is funded by the French state managed by the National Research Agency under the ANR-15-CE08-0002-03 and Investments for the Future program under the references ANR-10-EQPX-50 pole NanoMax.  Electron microscopy observations are all performed at the CIMEX – Centre interdisciplinaire de microscopie électronique de l’X (École polytechnique).