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Title: Thermal Conversion of Pine Wood Char to Carbon Nanomaterials in the Presence of Iron Nanoparticles

Source: Forest Prod. J. Volume 62, Number 6, 2012; pp.462–466.

Author(s)Mun, Sung Phil; Cai, Zhiyong; Watanabe, Fumiya; Agarwal, Umesh P.; Zhang, Jilei

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-2B  FPL-4709-2B

Abstract: Southern yellow pine (Pinus taeda) wood char powder was thermally treated at 1,000°:C in the presence of a 25-nm-size Fe nanoparticle catalyst. The thermally treated carbon materials were analyzed by Raman spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Well-aligned graphitic carbon structures with 15 to 17 layers on average were observed. These graphitic carbon structures were similar to those of graphite with an average interplanar distance of 0.34 nm. The Raman spectra results showed that the full-width half-maximum values of Raman G and D bands, and the peak intensity ratio, ID"/IG, of thermally treated pine char after an acid purification treatment were 69 cm-1, 126 cm-1, and 0.16, respectively.

Keywords: nanomaterial; pine wood; wood char; thermal conversion; iron nanoparticle

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 292 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/14/2013

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RITS Product ID: 64683
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Agarwal, Umesh P.
Research Chemist
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
 

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