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