—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
—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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Madhuri Sharon is with N. S. N. Research Centre for Nanotechnology
and Bionanotechnology, Ambernath, Maharashtra (e-mail:
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.