chapter  8
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Production of Vapor Grown Carbon Fibers (VGCF)

The term vapor grown carbon fiber (VGCF) is an International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) recommendation and Tibbetts [1] believes that this term has won general acceptance for the class of material where a carbonaceous gas, in the presence of a small metal particle acting as a catalyst, forms a carbon filament. However, Dresselhaus and co-authors [2] use the term CCVD filament in their book, which stands for catalytic chemical vapor deposition and is certainly more descriptive of their mode of preparation, but is, unfortunately, not the generally accepted term.