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This study investigates novel multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) grown on agricultural waste, using loaded iron nanoparticles as catalyst templates and acetylene as carbon source through chemical vapor deposition under specific conditions, to wit: 550 °C reaction temperature, 47 min reaction time, and 1 gas ratio. The specifications of MWCNTs are analyzed and characterized with the use of field-emission scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The results reveal that MWCNTs have high quality and unique morphologies.
Keywords: CNTs; CVD; RSM.