Carbon Nanostructures of Multiple-Branched Fibers Obtained from Alcohol Flames


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A set of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers obtained from ethanol flames is reported. The set of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers includes four types of morphologies. No catalyst particles could be found at the junction of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers. The growth mechanism of the multiple Y-junction carbon nanofibers is discussed.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 123-125)

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Joong Hee Lee




J. Cheng et al., "Carbon Nanostructures of Multiple-Branched Fibers Obtained from Alcohol Flames", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 623-626, 2010

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August 2010




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