Electron microscopic studies of growth of nanoscale catalysts and soot particles in a candle flame
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Scanning electron microscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy have been used to investigate non-classic crystal growth of catalytic nanoparticles, such as zeolites, perovskites, metal and alloy particles. Growth mechanisms of some crystals with novel morphologies, for example, BiOBr flower-like particles and ZnO twin-crystals, have also been studied. A development of sampling method for soot particles inside a candle flame allows us to reveal all four well-known carbon forms, amorphous, graphitic, fullerenic and nanodiamond particles. This article demonstrates that electron microscopy is a powerful tool to study the microstructures of small particles, giving us more freedom to develop new materials.
Zhou , W , Yu , F , Greer , H F , Jiang , Z & Edwards , P P 2012 , ' Electron microscopic studies of growth of nanoscale catalysts and soot particles in a candle flame ' Applied Petrochemical Research , vol. 2 , no. 1-2 , pp. 15-21 . DOI: 10.1007/s13203-012-0013-7
Applied Petrochemical Research
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