3 years ago

Synthesis of carbon nanofibers via hydrothermal conversion of cellulose nanocrystals

George Chumanov, Christopher L. Kitchens, Mingzhe Jiang, Yimei Wen

Abstract

Carbon nanofibers of 1–2 nm height and micrometer length were synthesized via a hydrothermal conversion of cellulose nanocrystals at 240 °C. The fibers were characterized by atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, powder X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. In the hypothesized mechanism, the self-assembly of cellulose nanocrystals prior to their carbonisation provides a template for the nanofiber formation.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10570-017-1464-x

DOI: 10.1007/s10570-017-1464-x

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