Carbon Nanotubes and Other Fullerene Nanocrystals in Domestic Propane and Natural Gas Combustion Streams

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Abstract:

Carbon nanotubes and other aggregated fullerene-related multi-layer shell structures have been collected in propane and natural gas flame emissions from domestic cooking stoves and observed by transmission electron microscopy. Some aggregated nanoparticles collected on 3 mm electron microscope grids by thermal precipitation were mostly multi-walled nanotubes; many tangled and distorted, and aggregated with other closed-concentric, multi-shell forms. Such clean-burning regimes may be major contributors to complex particulate matter in indoor and outdoor air.

Keywords: COMBUSTION; ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; FULLERENE NANOCRYSTALS; NANOTUBES; NATURAL GAS; PROPANE GAS

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2004.095

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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