Encapsulation of crystalline boron carbide into graphitic nanoclusters from the arc-discharge soot

D. Zhou, S. Seraphin, J. C. Withers

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Abstract

Boron carbide crystals were encapsulated into multiwalled graphitic carbon clusters that were prepared from a boron-containing composite anode by utilizing arc-discharge. The encapsulants are compounds of the lightest element that has yet been encapsulated, and the first of the non-metallic. The encapsulated multiwalled clusters are predominantly observed in the soot, a location where rarely graphitic multiwalled structures have ever been found before. The known tendency of boron to catalyze graphitization can possibly explain this observation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume234
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 1995

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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