Structural, mechanical, and electrical properties of carbon nanoparticles synthesized from diesel

Mohammad Abul Hossain, Shahidul Islam, Farzana A. Chowdhury, Tariq G. Mohiuddin, Koji Uchida, Takahiro Tamura, Kosuke Sugawa, Tomoaki Mochida, Joe Otsuki, Mohammad Sahabul Alam

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We studied the elemental analysis, structural morphology, mechanical, and electrical properties of carbon nanoparticles synthesized from diesel. The spherical carbon particle size in the range of about 10 to 80 nm in diameter was observed in scanning electron microscope (SEM) studies that were identified by Atomic force microscopy (AFM) study as an aggregation of carbon particles of average size 2.5 nm. The surface rms of carbon nanoparticle thin film (CNTF) was measured directly by AFM and found 0.22 nm. The Derjaguin-Muller-Toporov (DMT) elastic modulus of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) was measured by PeakForce QNM mode of AFM. The minimum and maximum elastic modulus was measured of 0.40 GPa and 43.89 GPa, respectively. The resistivity, conductivity, magneto resistance, mobility, and average Hall co-efficient were measured by "Ecopia Hall-effect measurement system" by four-point Van der Pauw approach at ambient condition. We demonstrated I-V characteristic at the Indium/CNTF thin film interface, which is accompanied by rectifying behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-51
Number of pages9
JournalFullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2016



  • carbon nanoparticles
  • elastic modulus
  • electrical properties
  • rectifier
  • structural morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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