Carbon nanocapsules grown on carbon fibers

Michiko Kusunoki, Yuichi Ikuhara, Jun Ichi Kon

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Carbon nanocapsules grown on pitch-based carbon fibers were investigated by high-resolution electron microscopy. It was found that they were formed during heating up to 2000°C in 1 atm N2 gas. Two types ofnanocapsules were found: one was a capsule enclosing a CaS single crystal and the other was a cubic hollow capsule. The growth mechanism of these carbon nanocapsules was discussed by comparing the structures of particlesformed at several temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1610-1614
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number3R
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • CaS
  • Carbon fiber
  • Carbon nanocapsule
  • High-resolution TEM
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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