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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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Submitted
24 Dec 2010
Accepted
11 Mar 2011
First published
18 Mar 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 4700-4702
Article type
Communication

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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