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Carbon nanospheres and tubules obtained by the pyrolysis of hydrocarbons

Govindaraj, A and Sen, Rahul and Nagaraju, Venkata B and Rao, CNR (1997) Carbon nanospheres and tubules obtained by the pyrolysis of hydrocarbons. In: Philosophical Magazine Letters, 76 (5). pp. 363-368.

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Monodispersed nanospheres of carbon are obtained by the pyrolysis of methane or benzene at high temperatures in the presence of hydrogen without the use of any catalyst. Carbonization of these hydrocarbons over transition metal powders (for example Ni) or supported metal catalysts, however, yields carbon nanotubes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Philosophical Magazine Letters
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor & Francis.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2011 10:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9795

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