Synthesis and Characterization of Electrospun Carbon Nanofibers from Polyacrylonitrile and Graphite Nanoplatelets

Hani Manssor Albetran

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Abstract

Sol-gel electrospinning process was used to prepare electrospun carbon nanofibers (ECNFs) from polyacrylonitrile and graphite nanoplatelets. The nanofibers of as-electrospun carbon were calcinated in argon from room temperature to 500 °C for 1h. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometry (XRD) were used to characterize the synthesized ECNFs. The smooth ECNFs with a diameter of 129 ± 43 nm comprised conical platelets of 30–200 µm length. The plane-layered nanofibers contained crystallites along the long fiber axis and were mainly parallel.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1749
JournalMaterials (Basel, Switzerland)
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

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