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

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-03-03
Acknowledgements: The Core Labs of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is gratefully acknowledged for their technical assistance. Basic and Applied Scientific Research Center (BASRC), Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia are gratefully acknowledged.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

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