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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2021.19.11.NQ21179

Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Using Plant Source and Study their Properties

Athraa Mohamed Rashed and Abdulqadier Hussien Al Khazraji


In this study the normal and activated charcoal were used to prepare normal and activated multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) from same plant (Citrus aurantium) which is a source of carbon by Chemical Flame Deposition method (CFDM). The obtained products were analyzed using FESEM, FTIR, XRD, and Raman spectroscopy. The FESEM image of normal charcoal revealed that it has much less nanopores than activated charcoal. The ratios of ID/IG for the normal and activated MWCNTs were 0.85 and 0.91 respectively, which shows that use activated charcoal as a source enhance the disorder and the defects on the carbon nanotubes. The results demonstrate and confirmed that a carbon nanotubes which were prepared from normal and activated charcoal have some disfigurements and have converging diameter nearly (31-88 nm) and (37-70nm) for normal and activated MWCNTs with length about (1-2) μm respectively.


Plant, Charcoal, Active Charcoal, Carbon Nanotubes.

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