A.N. Danilin, S.M. Nikitin, L.N. Rabinsky, Yu.G. Yanovsky
This paper presents a comparative analysis of several modern technologies for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNT). Catalytic Vapor Deposition method (CVD) is noted as the most cost-effective and promising in industrial development, which consists in the formation of CNT from the vapor by passing a carbonaceous material in the form of vapor over a heated catalyst. There is a number of disadvantages of this method, one of which is its periodicity (the inability to implement continuous process) and the inefficient consumption of carbon-containing raw materials and associated noble gases. The modified CVD method is suggested, which can significantly improve its efficiency and greater productivity in the process continuity.