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Title Turbostratic graphite nanofibres from electrospun solutions of PAN in dimethylsulphoxide
Abstract Homogenous turbostratic graphite nanofibres (TGNFs) have been synthesized by heat treatment of electrospun polyacrylonitrile in dimethylsulphoxide, offering a solution route of low toxicity to manufacture sub-60 nm diameter TGNFs. Characterization techniques including X-ray diffraction, scanning- and transmission electron microscopy have been used to study the graphitization process, and structural morphology of the nanofibres. The TGNFs have an entangled micro-fibril structure with turbostratic ordering of up to 40 graphene layers after heat treatment at 3000 °C.
Organisation ISIS , CMF , ISIS , EID , STFC
Keywords Physics , Materials , Diffraction , Electrospinning , Nanofibre , Polyacrylonitrile , Carbonization , Graphitization
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Journal Article Eur Polym J 46, no. 6 (2010): 1194-1202. doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.03.015 2010