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Catalyst Aided Nanomaterial Growth In Microreactor Chamber Under Extreme Conditions

Silpa Kona1, Cindy Harnett1, and Mahendra K. Sunkara2. (1) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisville, 106 Ernst Hall, Department of Chemical Engineering,, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, (2) Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, 106 Ernst Hall, Department of Chemical Engineering,, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292

Microreactors offer limitless possibilities when compared to their macroscale counterparts. The small volumes involved in these microchamber reactors facilitate reactions to take place under extreme conditions like very high pressures and temperatures. Here, we present nanomaterial growth under these conditions in the presence of a catalyst. The substrate being the microreactor chamber allows flexibility in terms of chamber volume and gives scope to experiment with different precursor gases