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Positive zeta potential of nanodiamonds

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In this paper, the origin of positive zeta potential exhibited by nanodiamond particles is explained. Positive zeta potentials in nano-structured carbons can be explained by the presence of graphitic planes at the surface, which leave oxygen-free Lewis sites and so promotes the suppression of acidic functional groups. Electron Microscopy and Raman Spectroscopy have been used to show that positive zeta potential of nanodiamond is only exhibited in the presence of sp2 carbon at the surface.

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The article was received on 05 May 2017, accepted on 09 Aug 2017 and first published on 10 Aug 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR03200E
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article
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    Positive zeta potential of nanodiamonds

    L. Ginés, S. Mandal, Ashek-I-Ahmed, C. Cheng, M. Sow and O. A. Williams, Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR03200E

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