Nanotech 2011

Platelet graphite nanofibers synthesized by the pyrolysis of poly(ethylene glycol)/hydrochloric acid mixture and nickel catalyst

W-H Lin, Y-Y Li
National Chung Cheng University, TW

Keywords: platelet graphite nanofiber, poly(ethylene glycol), chlorine


The synthesis of platelet graphite nanofibers (PGNFs) by the thermal decomposition of mixture contain poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) at 700 oC using Ni as a catalyst.The PGNFs synthesized with mix HCl in carbon source . Electron microscopy revealed the PGNFs is about 60~80 nm in diameter, with a high degree of graphitization, well-ordered graphene layers. The chlorine played an important role in promoted nanofibers grown and formation of PGNFs.

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