The Effect of Temperature on Carbon Nanotubes Synthesized using Trimetallic Catalyst from Waste Cooking Palm Oil Precursor

  • Falina A.N.
  • Suriani A.B.
  • Azmina M.S.
  • Salina M.
  • Dalilah A.R.
  • Roslan Md Nor
  • Rusop M.
Keywords: carbon nanotubes (CNT), waste cooking oil, palm oil, bio-hydrocarbon precursor, trimetallic catalyst

Abstract

In this study, we investigate the effects of synthesis temperature ranging from 650-900° C on carbon nanotubes (CNT) morphology. The synthesis was performed using thermal chemical vapor deposition method. Waste cooking palm oil was used as an economical and bio-hydrocarbon precursor. The Fe-Ni-Co catalyst was used as trimetallic catalyst which was deposited using spin coating method. The samples were analyzed using scanning electron microscope, micro-Raman and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The analysis shows that the synthesis temperature significantly affects the density, diameter and quality of the CNT produced. The synthesis temperature of 750° C was considered the optimum temperature for smaller diameter CNT and good crystallinity (ID/IG ~0.82).

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Author Biographies

Falina A.N.

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Malaysia.

Suriani A.B.

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Malaysia.

Azmina M.S.

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Malaysia.

Salina M.

Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Industri Selangor, Bestari Jaya Campus, Jalan Timur Tambahan, 45600 Bestari Jaya, Selangor.

Dalilah A.R.

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Malaysia.

Roslan Md Nor

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rusop M.

Solar Cell Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia

Published
2019-01-19
How to Cite
A.N., F., A.B., S., M.S., A., M., S., A.R., D., Md Nor, R., & M., R. (2019). The Effect of Temperature on Carbon Nanotubes Synthesized using Trimetallic Catalyst from Waste Cooking Palm Oil Precursor. Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters, 4(2), 87-93. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JSML/article/view/397

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