University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Structural properties of mirrored carbon spirals as revealed by scanning electron microscopy and micro-raman spectroscopy

Shiozawa, H, Puchegger, S, Pichler, T and Silva, SRP (2013) Structural properties of mirrored carbon spirals as revealed by scanning electron microscopy and micro-raman spectroscopy Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 250 (12). pp. 2737-2740.

[img] Text
pssb_hide13.pdf - ["content_typename_UNSPECIFIED" not defined]
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (400kB)
[img] PDF (licence)
SRI_deposit_agreement.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB)

Abstract

A novel type of iron-carbon composite nano-structures has been synthesised from a pressurized ferrocene vapor. Scanning electron microscopy shows that the nano-structures are produced in large yield and high purity. Their unique morphology is manifested by high reflectional symmetry, composed of two conical arms spiralling out of an almost spherical core. The size extends to 40μm in length with the arm's tips as thin as 100nm. In the micrograph, the core area shows brighter contrasts than the arms, indicating its iron richness. Micro-Raman spectroscopy across the sample surface unravels that the graphitic arms encapsulate the iron core entirely. Such unique encapsulated nano-composites with defined shapes could be useful in many applications. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Shiozawa, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Puchegger, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pichler, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Silva, SRPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : December 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201300097
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:27
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 13:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805052

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800