Different types of nanosized carbon materials produced by a metal dusting process

Jeng Kuei Chang, Heng Yi Tsai, Wen-Ta Tsai

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Preparation of carbon nanorods, multiwall nanotubes, single-wall nanotubes, and nanoballs, depending on reaction conditions, is demonstrated by a metal dusting process, in which a blasted 304 L stainless steel coupon and CO - CO2 mixed gas are reacted in the 500-800 °C temperature range. During the process, fresh Fe - Ni nanoparticles, which catalyze formation of the nanosized carbon materials, are produced spontaneously. This process is simple and easily scaled up; therefore, mass production of the nanosized carbon materials is realizable. The formation mechanism for each nanostructure is also proposed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20143-20148
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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