Nanocast Carbon Microsphere Flowers from a Lanthanum-Based Template

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Elsevier Science B.V.

Hollow carbon microsphere flowers were nanocast from glucose, acrylamide, and acetylene sources. Carbon growth was catalyzed by a lanthanum graft copolymer template using wet acetylene. The resulting spherical shape is beneficial for 3-D porosity, and has a highly graphitic content as indicated by raman spectroscopy (I_{D} :I_{G} = 0.99). The carbon has a high surface area of 1000 m²/g, as well as strong π-π stacking of aromatic carbons.

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Graft copolymers, Lanthanum, Catalysts, Chemical vapor deposition, Carbon, Materials science, Physics
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