2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Carbon Nanospheres Formation Using Metallic Nanoparticle Templates

C. Zhang, G. Bhargava, J. Crockett, S. Parasher, B. Zhou
Headwaters Technology Innovation LLC, US

Keywords:
carbon nanospheres, graphitized, templating, nanoparticle

Abstract:
Carbon Nanospheres (CNS) that have been developed by Headwaters Technology Innovation LLC (HTIG) are graphitized porous spheric structures with inner diameter controlled at 20 to 50 nm. They can be synthesized as hollow spheres or filled with metal particles in the center using a “core-shell” templating synthesis, where the uniformity and narrow particle size of the catalyzing NxCatTM iron particle core, ensure the reproducibility and unique properties of the final product. The surface and structure properties of the carbon nanospheres were investigated by SEM, TEM, Raman Spectroscopy, TGA, BET surface area, pore size and volume measurements, and XPS. Carbon nanospheres have been developed to replace or compliment existing carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes or carbon black. They can be used as: polymer & plastics filler, catalyst support; electrodes in batteries and fuel cells, filters (air, liquids), hydrogen storage, drug delivery, and more.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract