Better understanding of nanocarbon synthesis (or: New methods to grow your own CNTs at home)

May 27, 2019

Dr. Richard Li and a large team of researchers have been working towards a better understanding of nanocarbon synthesis for quite some time.  Please see the published results of their work in Angewandte Chemie; here is the document information from our Publications page:

Li, R., Antunes, E.F., Kalfon-Cohen, E., Kudo, A., Acauan, L., Yang, W.-C.D., Wang, C., Cui, K., Liotta, A.H., Rajan, A.G., Gardener, J., Bell, D.C., Strano, M.S., Liddle, J.A., Sharma, R., Wardle, B.L.

Low-Temperature Growth of Carbon Nanotubes Catalyzed by Sodium-based Ingredients

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Volume 58, Issue 27, July 2019, pp 9204-9209.
International Edition: DOI:


2019-08-21: Please also see this accessible write up on their work, from the MIT Technology Review: