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24_45b/2012Porous Carbon Nanostructures: Porous Carbon Spheres from Energetic Carbon Precursors using Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis (Adv. Mater. 45/2012)

Porous carbon spheres with unique structures and morphologies are prepared from energetic carbon precursors, alkali propiolates, via ultrasonic spray pyrolysis. Aerosolized liquid droplets containing alkali propiolates act as microreactors that confine the thermal decomposition of energetic precursors and lead to the formation of several unprecedented carbon morphologies. More details can be found in the article by Kenneth S. Suslick and co-workers on page 6028.

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