Electrolytic formation of carbon nanostructures

W. K. Hsu, M. Terrones, J. P. Hare, H. Terrones, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (with and without encapsulated material) as well as nanoparticles and onion-like structures have been generated by electrolysis in molten alkali halide salts using carbon electrodes under an argon atmosphere. The nature of the products depends upon several factors including the electrolysis voltage and current, depth of electrode immersion in the electrolyte, the length of time the current is maintained and the electrolyte.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume262
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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