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Issue 16, 2011
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New insight into the soot nanoparticles in a candle flame

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Abstract

Using anodic aluminium oxide films as collectors, all four well known carbon forms, diamond, graphitic, fullerenic and amorphous particles, are identified inside a candle flame, suggesting a new nucleation mechanism for diamond growth and fullerene formation in a combustion synthesizing process.

Graphical abstract: New insight into the soot nanoparticles in a candle flame

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The article was received on 24 Dec 2010, accepted on 11 Mar 2011 and first published on 18 Mar 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05785A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 4700-4702
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    New insight into the soot nanoparticles in a candle flame

    Z. Su, W. Zhou and Y. Zhang, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 4700
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05785A

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