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Synthesis of zeolite templated graphene (ZTG) from methanol via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method

Elias, Mohd. Syafiq (2012) Synthesis of zeolite templated graphene (ZTG) from methanol via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Science.


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A new synthesis route in the production of graphene by template synthesis technique using zeolite as the host materials has successfully produced graphene. The highly regular ordered and highly crystalline structure of zeolite was successfully utilized for the formation of ordered sp2 graphitized graphene structure in the zeolite porous framework. Graphitic carbon structure of zeolite template graphene (ZTG) has been synthesized via catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method from methanol as the carbon precursor. The influence factors of types of zeolite used in the template synthesis and CVD reaction temperatures have been investigated to obtain the optimum experimental condition for producing high quality of ZTG. The results show acid sites of the zeolite plays an important role in the synthesis of ZTG in porous framework of zeolite structure. CVD reaction temperatures at 500°C is considered as the best reaction temperature for the production of graphene using zeolite as template with high quality of carbon graphitic structure. UV- Visible spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy analysis further proven the existence of sp2 character of graphene structure with small amount of defect in the ZTG produced.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Kimia)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Aziah Buang
Uncontrolled Keywords:zeolite templated graphene (ZTG), methanol, chemial vapor deposition
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
ID Code:32552
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:04 Oct 2013 03:02
Last Modified:27 May 2018 07:46

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