Carbon nanospheres produced in an arc-discharge process

W. M. Qiao, Y. Song, S. Y. Lim, S. H. Hong, S. H. Yoon, I. Mochida, T. Imaoka

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Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from used bottles was decomposed in an arc-discharge furnace to produce carbon nanomaterials. It was observed that the solid products, named as spherical nanocarbons, have a yield of 15%, based on the weight of PET. Ultrasonic disperions of as-prepared carbon nanospheres in acetone provided an image of dispersible carbon nanospheres with a diameter of ca, 100 nm. The carbon nanospheres could be expected to be applied as catalyst support, carrier for GC column, electrodic material for lithium ion battery, and electrically conductive fillers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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