Synthesis of carbon microfibers by chemical vapor deposition during the catalytic decomposition of turpentine oil

Kanchan Saxena, Pramod Kumar, V. K. Jain

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Abstract

Carbon microfibers were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition during the decomposition of turpentine oil in the presence of nickel sulfate as a catalyst precursor on a graphite host. The fibers were separated from graphite and metal impurities by acid treatment, followed by several washes with deionized water. These fibers have a diameter of approximately 3-5 μm and they were studied by optical and scanning electron microscopy. A sponge-like morphology of the microfibers due to self-assembly was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-360
Number of pages5
JournalXinxing Tan Cailiao/New Carbon Materials
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon microfiber
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Graphite
  • Nickel sulfate
  • Turpentine oil

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