Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Carbon Nanotubes Chapter 2

Ultrafine Carbon Nitride Nanocrystals Synthesized by Laser Ablation in Liquid Solution

Authors: L. Yang, P.W. May, J.A. Smith and L. Yin

Affilation: University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Pages: 142 - 145

Keywords: nanoparticle, carbon nitride, laser ablation, liquid-solid interface

Crystalline carbon nitride nanopowders and nanorods have been successfully synthesized at room temperature and pressure using the novel technique of pulsed laser ablation of a graphite target in liquid ammonia solution.The experimental composition and structure of the nanoparticles are consistent with the theoretical calculations for α-C3N4. A formation mechanism for the nanorods is proposed whereby nanoparticles are first synthesized via rapid formation of an embryonic particle, followed by a slow growth phase, eventually leading to formation of a one-dimensional nanorod structure.

ISBN: 0-9767985-6-5
Pages: 871
Hardcopy: $119.95