Skip to main content
Log in

Carbon materials

Nanosynthesis by candlelight

  • News & Views
  • Published:

From Nature Nanotechnology

View current issue Submit your manuscript

Carbon nanoparticles are a by-product of making carbon nanotubes in an arc melter and have potentially useful optical properties. A recent discovery shows that these particles can be obtained by simply lighting a candle.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Figure 1

© 2007 WILEY-VCH VERLAG GMBH & CO. KGAA

References

  1. Liu, H., Ye, T. & Mao, C. Angew. Chem. Int. Edn 46, 6473–6475 (2007).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. Liu, J. et al. Science 280, 1253–1256 (1998).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. Mahtab, R., Rogers, J. P. & Murphy, C. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117, 9099–9100 (1995).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Bottini, M. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 7814–7823 (2007).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. Sun, Y.-P. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 7756–7757 (2006).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  6. Xu, X. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 12736–12737 (2004).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. Bottini, M. et al. J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 831–836 (2006).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  8. Howard, J. B., McKinnon, J. T., Makarovsky, Y., Lafleur, A. L., Johnson, M. E. Nature 352, 139–141 (1991).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Bottini, M., Mustelin, T. Nanosynthesis by candlelight. Nature Nanotech 2, 599–600 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2007.316

Download citation

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2007.316

  • Springer Nature Limited

This article is cited by

Navigation