Srivastava, S.K. (2015) Formation of single and multi-walled carbon nonotubes and graphene from Indian bituminous coal. Fuel, 147. pp. 35-42.

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have been synthesized by electric arc discharge method using annealed coal electrode in the presence of Fe as well as Ni–Y as catalysts. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have been synthesized without using any catalysts. The efforts have also been made to synthesized graphene like nanosheets from bituminous coal. The as-synthesized samples have been characterized through scanning and transmission electron microscopy, Raman and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The formation of SWCNTs which holds nearly perfect one dimensional structure is confirmed by the presence of radial breathing mode. A feasible mechanism of CNTs formation from coal described here with the help of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Single and multi-walled carbon nanotubes ; Graphene; Bituminous coal; Arc discharge
Subjects: Coal Gesification
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 04:32
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 04:32

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