Lamp ablation syntheses of nanomaterials

Wei Sheong Woi

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMasters
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Chua, Hui Tong, Supervisor
    • Raston, Colin, Supervisor
    Award date11 Nov 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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