Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials from Rice Husk via Microwave Oven

Muhammad Asnawi*, Saman Azhari, Mohd Nizar Hamidon, Ismayadi Ismail, Intan Helina

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Microwave oven was utilized to fabricate carbon nanostructure, specifically CNTs, from waste RH powders. It has been shown that the use of carbon source, catalyst, and commercial microwave oven to induce plasma is necessary to carry on this synthesis. The plasma enhances and speeds up the catalytic decomposition of RH in presence of ferrocene. FESEM, TGA, and Raman spectroscopy were utilized to confirm the presence and quality of produced carbon nanomaterials. In addition, these results suggest the conversion of ferrocene to iron(II, III) oxide with notable conversion rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2898326
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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