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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta, Prof. Ian McAndrew
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK.
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.

IJMMM 2014 Vol.2(1): 25-28 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.7763/IJMMM.2014.V2.92

Synthesis and Characterisation of Carbon Nano Materials from Plant Derivative

Geetha Viswanathan, Sanjukta Bhowmik, and Madhuri Sharon
Abstract—Latex of Calotropis was used as precursor for synthesis of Carbon Nano material (CNM) by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) / pyrolysis process. Impact of different carrier gases (Hydrogen, Argon) and catalyst (Nickel, Cobalt, Iron) on morphology of CNM was assessed. It was found that Pyrolysis in presence of Hydrogen produced more defined Carbon Nano beads (10 nm to 900 nm) than with Argon which produced agglomerated clusters of spherical nano particles. So far as catalysts are concerned, Nickel gave better Carbon nano beads.

Index Terms—Carbon nano material, carrier gas, latex of calotropis, metal nanocatalyst, pyrolysis.

Geetha Viswanathan and Sanjukta Bhowmik are with Fr. C. R. I. T., Vashi, Navi Mumbai (e-mail: giviswa5@gmail.com, sanjukta12bhowmik@gmail.com). Madhuri Sharon is with N. S. N. Research Centre for Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology, Ambernath, Maharashtra (e-mail: sharonmadhuri@gmail.com).

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Cite:Geetha Viswanathan, Sanjukta Bhowmik, and Madhuri Sharon, "Synthesis and Characterisation of Carbon Nano Materials from Plant Derivative," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 25-28, 2014.

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