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Direct observation of carbon nanostructure growth at liquid–solid interfaces

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Abstract

Our TEM observation revealed that in a carbon–Pt3Co system, amorphous carbon first crystallized into nanoclusters at step-edges on melting Pt3Co surfaces before merging into graphene layers through a kinetic restructuring via oriented-attachment, leading to the final formation of few-layered graphene nanostructures. The result obtained from density-functional theory calculations further suggested that Co atoms rather than Pt atoms acted as initial nucleation centers.

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The article was received on 15 Aug 2013, accepted on 08 Nov 2013 and first published on 11 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46264A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 826-828
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    Direct observation of carbon nanostructure growth at liquid–solid interfaces

    L. Fei, T. Sun, W. Lu, X. An, Z. Hu, J. C. Yu, R. Zheng, X. Li, H. L. W. Chan and Y. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 826
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46264A

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