Effect of carbon source on formation of vapor-grown carbon fiber

Takafumi Kato, Takeshi Matsumoto, Toru Saito, Jun Ichiro Hayashi, Katsuki Kusakabe, Shigeharu Morooka

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Vapor-grown carbon fiber (VGCF) is formed on the surface of activated carbon pellets in the presence of sulfur and iron catalyst particles. Methane, benzene, and l-methylnaphthalene are satisfactory as the carbon source, but fluoranthene or pyrene inhibits the growth of VGCF by covering catalyst particles with coke. Hydrotreatment over an Ni-Mo Al2O3 catalyst prior to the reaction, however, makes the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons feasible as the carbon source of VGCF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-940
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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