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Characterization of circumstellar carbonaceous dust analogues produced by pyrolysis of acetylene in a porous graphite reactor

Biennier, Ludovic and Georges, Robert and Chandrasekaran, Vijayanand and Rowe, Bertrand and Bataille, Thierry and Jayaram, V and Reddy, KPJ and Arunan, E (2009) Characterization of circumstellar carbonaceous dust analogues produced by pyrolysis of acetylene in a porous graphite reactor. In: Carbon, 47 (14). pp. 3295-3305.

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Abstract

Carbon particles synthesized by acetylene pyrolysis in a porous graphite reactor have been investigated. The intimate chemical and physical structures of the particles were probed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The analysis points towards a chemical structure composed of soluble low-mass aromatics surrounding small insoluble larger aromatic islands bridged by aliphatic groups. The diffraction profile indicates that the particles are mostly amorphous with small crystalline domains of not, vert, similar6.5 Å composed of a few stacked graphene layers. The properties of these particles are compared with these obtained with other types of production methods such as laser pyrolysis and combustion flames. The results are briefly discussed in the context of the evolution of infrared interstellar emitters. Possible uses of the reactor are proposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 06:08
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24840

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