This research project reports the characterisation of a lamp ablation apparatus used to synthesise a variety of nanostructures from its precursor bulk materials. The lamp ablation system uses a 7kW xenon arc discharge lamp to produce a power flux of 143.9W/mm2 achieving temperatures more than 2700K. The lamp ablation apparatus successfully synthesised 11-SiC, few-layer graphene, sulphur nanobracelets, tungsten oxide nanowires and tungsten sulfide nanosheets. The nanostructures synthesised are characterised using SEM, TEM, HRTEM, EDX and SAED. The novel lamp ablation method reported provides a one-step, high yield process with short reaction times for syntheses of nanostructures.
|Award date||11 Nov 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|