Carbon nanospheres produced in an arc-discharge process

W. M. Qiao, Y. Song, S. Y. Lim, S. H. Hong, S. H. Yoon, I. Mochida, T. Imaoka

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Abstract

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from used bottles was decomposed in an arc-discharge furnace to produce carbon nanomaterials. It was observed that the solid products, named as spherical nanocarbons, have a yield of 15%, based on the weight of PET. Ultrasonic disperions of as-prepared carbon nanospheres in acetone provided an image of dispersible carbon nanospheres with a diameter of ca, 100 nm. The carbon nanospheres could be expected to be applied as catalyst support, carrier for GC column, electrodic material for lithium ion battery, and electrically conductive fillers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalCarbon
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Qiao, W. M., Song, Y., Lim, S. Y., Hong, S. H., Yoon, S. H., Mochida, I., & Imaoka, T. (2006). Carbon nanospheres produced in an arc-discharge process. Carbon, 44(1), 187-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2005.07.016