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|1. (WO2017154529) FIBROUS CARBON NANOSTRUCTURE FABRICATION APPARATUS AND FIBROUS CARBON NANOSTRUCTURE FABRICATION METHOD|
|Title:||FIBROUS CARBON NANOSTRUCTURE FABRICATION APPARATUS AND FIBROUS CARBON NANOSTRUCTURE FABRICATION METHOD|
A fibrous carbon nanostructure fabrication apparatus 100 according to the present invention comprises: a preparation device 10 that prepares, using carrier particles, particulate catalyst supports in which catalysts are supported on the carrier particles; and a fibrous carbon nanostructure synthesizer 40 that synthesizes fibrous carbon nanostructures on the catalyst supports. The preparation device 10 has a tapered portion 11 and an outlet 12 that is disposed at a bottom portion of the tapered portion 11. The fabrication apparatus 100 further comprises a first pipe 20 which provides communication between the outlet 12 and the inside of the synthesizer 40 and is capable of transporting the catalyst supports prepared inside the preparation device 10 to the synthesizer 40, a first gas supply pipe 30, a first gas supply mechanism that supplies a first gas from the outlet 12 to the inside of preparation device 10, and a second gas supply mechanism that supplies a second gas to the synthesizer 40. The fabrication apparatus 100 does not have at a position above the connection portion 60 between the first gas supply pipe 30 and the first pipe 20 a member that is capable of blocking movement of the catalyst supports.