New insight into the soot nanoparticles in a candle flame

Zixue Su, Wuzong Zhou, Yang Zhang

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Abstract

Using anodic aluminium oxide films as collectors, all four well known carbon forms, diamond, graphitic, fullerenic and amorphous particles, are identified inside a candle flame, suggesting a new nucleation mechanism for diamond growth and fullerene formation in a combustion synthesizing process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4700-4702
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number16
Early online date18 Mar 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • CARBON NANOPARTICLES
  • ANODIC ALUMINUM
  • DIAMOND FILMS
  • GROWTH
  • HYDROCARBONS
  • NUCLEATION
  • MORPHOLOGY
  • SCATTERING
  • MECHANISM
  • PHASE

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