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ERIC Number: EJ1002935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
New Nanotech from an Ancient Material: Chemistry Demonstrations Involving Carbon-Based Soot
Campbell, Dean J.; Andrews, Mark J.; Stevenson, Keith J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n10 p1280-1287 Oct 2012
Carbon soot has been known since antiquity, but has recently been finding new uses as a robust, inexpensive nanomaterial. This paper describes the superhydrophobic properties of carbon soot films prepared by combustion of candle wax or propane gas and introduces some of the optical absorption and fluorescence properties of carbon soot particles. Multiple demonstrations, appropriate for a variety of educational backgrounds, are presented. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A