Synthesis and Characteristics of Carbon Nanotube Using Plasma Arc Discharge




Arc Discharge, Carbon Nanoparticle, Current density, hydrocarbon precursor,


Carbon nanoparticles (CNP) were synthesized in arc plasma discharge using a simple, low-cost and toxic-free precursor gas. The structural and electrical characteristics were examined. The diameter and the height of the grown CNP was 28.5 μm and  316.7 μm , respectively. SEM image showed existence of a high density and uniform nanostructures within the cylindrical bulk CNP tube. The average diameter of the nanoparticles is 600 nm. The electrical characteristics revealed  low resistance with R = 7.23 mΩ with Cu electrodes.  In addition, the device exhibited a   high conductivity of 6.8 x 105 Scm-1. These results indicate the potential of CNP material for power device applications.

Author Biography

Suhana Mohamed Sultan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering


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How to Cite

Mohamed Sultan, S., Azahurin, N. S., & Mohamad, A. (2018). Synthesis and Characteristics of Carbon Nanotube Using Plasma Arc Discharge. ELEKTRIKA- Journal of Electrical Engineering, 17(3), 20–22.