Novel Mechanochemical Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials by a High-Speed Ball-Milling
A novel mechanochemical approach to produce sophisticated carbon nanomaterials is reported. It is demonstrated that carbon nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes and carbon onions are synthesized by high-speed ball-milling of steel balls. It is considered that the gas-phase reaction takes place around the surface of steel balls under local high temperatures induced by the collision energy in ball-milling process, which results in phase separated unique carbon nanomaterials.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
S. Ohara et al., "Novel Mechanochemical Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials by a High-Speed Ball-Milling", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 755-758, 2011