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dc.contributor.authorSaleem, A. M.en
dc.contributor.authorShafiee, S.en
dc.contributor.authorKrasia-Christoforou, T.en
dc.contributor.authorSavva, I.en
dc.contributor.authorGöransson, G.en
dc.contributor.authorDesmaris, V.en
dc.contributor.authorEnoksson, P.en
dc.creatorSaleem, A. M.en
dc.creatorShafiee, S.en
dc.creatorKrasia-Christoforou, T.en
dc.creatorSavva, I.en
dc.creatorGöransson, G.en
dc.creatorDesmaris, V.en
dc.creatorEnoksson, P.en
dc.description.abstractWe describe a fast and cost-effective process for the growth of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) at a temperature compatible with complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology, using highly stable polymer-Pd nanohybrid colloidal solutions of palladium catalyst nanoparticles (NPs). Two polymer-Pd nanohybrids, namely poly(lauryl methacrylate)-block-poly((2-acetoacetoxy)ethyl methacrylate)/Pd (LauMAx-b-AEMAy/Pd) and polyvinylpyrrolidone/Pd were prepared in organic solvents and spin-coated onto silicon substrates. Subsequently, vertically aligned CNFs were grown on these NPs by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition at different temperatures. The electrical properties of the grown CNFs were evaluated using an electrochemical method, commonly used for the characterization of supercapacitors. The results show that the polymer-Pd nanohybrid solutions offer the optimum size range of palladium catalyst NPs enabling the growth of CNFs at temperatures as low as 350°C. Furthermore, the CNFs grown at such a low temperature are vertically aligned similar to the CNFs grown at 550°C. Finally the capacitive behavior of these CNFs was similar to that of the CNFs grown at high temperature assuring the same electrical properties thus enabling their usage in different applications such as on-chip capacitors, interconnects, thermal heat sink and energy storage solutions. © 2015 National Institute for Materials Science.en
dc.sourceScience and Technology of Advanced Materialsen
dc.subjectCost effectivenessen
dc.subjectSemiconductor device manufactureen
dc.subjectNanostructured materialsen
dc.subjectMetal nanoparticlesen
dc.subjectSemiconductor growthen
dc.subjectPoly vinyl pyrrolidoneen
dc.subjectPlastic coatingsen
dc.subjectHigh temperature applicationsen
dc.subjectcarbon nanofibersen
dc.subjectComplementary metal-oxide-semiconductor technologiesen
dc.subjectcost effectiveen
dc.subjectELectrochemical methodsen
dc.subjectlow temperature growthen
dc.subjectMOS devicesen
dc.subjectPlasma enhanced chemical vapor depositionen
dc.subjectPolymer stabilizeden
dc.subjectpolymer-stabilized nanoparticlesen
dc.subjectSpin coated polymersen
dc.subjectVertically aligned carbon nanofibersen
dc.titleLow temperature and cost-effective growth of vertically aligned carbon nanofibers using spin-coated polymer-stabilized palladium nanocatalystsen
dc.description.volume16Πολυτεχνική Σχολή / Faculty of EngineeringΤμήμα Μηχανικών Μηχανολογίας και Κατασκευαστικής / Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.contributor.orcidKrasia-Christoforou, T. [0000-0002-9915-491X]

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