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


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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