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Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of carbon materials

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Abstract

In this Perspective, the use of ultrasound in the synthesis and modification of carbon materials is surveyed. Ultrasound is a common laboratory tool used to nebulize solutions into fine mists, emulsify mixtures, and drive chemical reactions. Given society’s continued use of carbon materials (e.g., carbon black and activated carbon) as pigments, adsorbents, and composite components as well as the exciting new applications being explored for carbon nanotubes, graphene, and meso- and macroporous carbons, the use of ultrasound in the synthesis and modification of carbon materials is of general interest. Here, carbon materials prepared by both ultrasonic spray pyrolysis and high intensity ultrasound will be discussed, with the properties and applications enabled by their preparation highlighted within the individual examples. This article is concluded with some personal perspectives on the directions toward which future research may be aimed.

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2009, accepted on 17 Feb 2009 and first published on 18 Mar 2009


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B823408F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009,11, 4930-4942
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    Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of carbon materials

    S. E. Skrabalak, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 4930
    DOI: 10.1039/B823408F

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