Nanosynthesis by candlelight

Carbon nanoparticles are a by-product of making carbon nanotubes in an arc melter and have potentially useful optical properties

Massimo Bottini

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • Carbon nanoparticles are a by-product of making carbon nanotubes in an arc melter and have potentially useful optical properties
  • A report in Angewandte Chemie International Edition suggests that not all nanoparticles produced from candle soot are bad; some may prove to be useful

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