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Growth of Y-shaped Carbon Nanofibers from Ethanol Flames

Author(s): Cheng Jin | Zou Xiaoping | Zhang Hongdan | Li Fei | Ren Pengfei | Zhu Guang | Su Yi | Wang Maofa

Journal: Nanoscale Research Letters
ISSN 1931-7573

Volume: 3;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 295;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Y-shaped carbon nanofibers | Ethanol flames | Growth mechanism | Catalyst

Abstract Y-shaped carbon nanofibers as a multi-branched carbon nanostructure have potential applications in electronic devices. In this article, we report that several types of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers are obtained from ethanol flames. These Y-shaped carbon nanofibers have different morphologies. According to our experimental results, the growth mechanism of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers has been discussed and a possible growth model of Y-shaped carbon nanofibers has been proposed.
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