Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri A.

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

McNamara, Karen


Carbon nanotubes can be grown by several catalytic methods with moderate yields and at high costs. This project studied and further developed the non-catalytic growth method developed at NASA. Using this method, we non-catalytically produced raw samples with a 70% yield of nanotubes at approximately $10/gram. We then changed variables in the production of the nanotubes and analyzed the carbon product with scanning electron microscopy and several more specific analytic techniques to evaluate the nanotubes produced under different conditions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001


Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering