Making Carbon Nanoparticles at Home

By Anupum Pant

Since you’d have no practical use for them at home, I can’t imagine why you’d want to make carbon nanoparticles at home, but it sure sounds interesting. Grinding a chunk of carbon isn’t the way to go because after a certain point the size of particles stop getting smaller. Buying the nanopowder is definitely expensive. So, what should you do?

Well, scientists from¬†University of Illinois have figured out an incredibly simple way to produce them at home. All you’d need for this is a little honey and a microwave.

The result is very tiny particles, of about 8 nm in size each.

“If you have a microwave and honey or molasses, you can pretty much make these particles at home”

Says Dipanjan Pan

via [UOI]

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