Synthesis Of Carbon Nanosturctures (CNS) Using Domestic Microwave Oven
Carbon nanostructures (CNS) are synthesized from catalytic decomposition of polyethylene via domestic
microwave oven of 600 W at 2.45 GHz. The CNSgrow on the coated silicon dioxide. The obtained CNS was analyzed using
Ram spectroscopy with carbon quality of 0.97 indicating good graphitic nature. Further analyzed with Field emission
scanning electron microscope (FESEM) showsa flower-like structure of CNS. The diameter distribution gives the highlight
on theparticle sizes of the CNS in a range 6-10±0.17 nm. The EDX analysis shows the elementary composition in the CNS
with about 71.05% carbon purity. In this work, we demonstrated a way of synthesizing CNS which is economical and fast by
utilizing microwave energy.
Keyword- Carbon nanostructures, FESEM, Microwave oven, Raman.