Carbon nanotubes and nanocrystals in methane combustion and the environmental implications

L. E. Murr, J. J. Bang, D. A. Lopez, P. A. Guerrero, E. V. Esquivel, A. R. Choudhuri, M. Subramanya, M. Morandi, A. Holian

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The production of carbon nanotubes and nanocrystal particulates by near optimal optimal combustion of methane in a laminar methane-air co-flow flame was discussed. The presence of carbon nanotubes and nanocrystals in atmospheric aerosols was analyzed using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The non-optimized combustion of hydrocarbon fuel produced soot or smoke emissions which was observed as branched clusters of amorphous carbon or hydrocarbon spherules. The variations in carbon nanotubes and their complex intermixing or agglomeration were reflected in variations in the selected-area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2199-2204
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2004

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Carbon nanotubes and nanocrystals in methane combustion and the environmental implications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this