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Synthesis of carbon 'onions' in water.

Sano, N and Wang, H and Chhowalla, M and Alexandrou, I and Amaratunga, GA (2001) Synthesis of carbon 'onions' in water. Nature, 414. pp. 506-507. ISSN 0028-0836

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The fabrication of carbon nanomaterials usually calls for expensive vacuum systems to generate plasmas and yields are disappointingly low. Here we describe a simple method for producing high-quality spherical carbon nano-'onions' in large quantities without the use of vacuum equipment. The nanoparticles, which have C60 cores surrounded by onion-like nested particles, are generated by an arc discharge between two graphite electrodes submerged in water. This technique is economical and environmentally benign, and produces uncontaminated nanoparticles which may be useful in many applications.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:01
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 20:36
DOI: 10.1038/35107141