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Mass Production of Carbon Nanofibers Using Microwave Technology

Mubarak, N. M. and Abdullah, E. C. and Sahu, J. N. and Jayakumar, N. S. (2015) Mass Production of Carbon Nanofibers Using Microwave Technology. Jourl Of noscience And notechnology, 15 (12). pp. 9571-9577. ISSN 1533-4880

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2015.10492


Carbon nanotubes (CNFs) were produced by gas phase single stage microwave assisted chemical vapour deposition (MA-CVD) using ferrocene as a catalyst and acetylene (C2H2) and hydrogen (H2) as precursor gases. The effect of the process parameters such as microwave power, radiation time, and gas ratio of C2H2/H2 was investigated. The CNFs were characterized using scanning and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Results reveal that the optimized conditions for CNF production were 1000 W reaction power, 35 min radiation time, and 0.8 gas ratio of C2H2/H2. TEM analyses revealed that the uniformly dispersed CNFs diameters ranging from 115-131 nm. The TGA analysis showed that the purity of CNF produced was 93%.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
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Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
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