An Aqueous Single Reactor Arc Discharge Process for the Synthesis of Graphene Nanospheres

Sejung Kim, Youngjun Song, Tsukasa Takahashi, Taeseok Oh, Michael J. Heller

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Using an aqueous single reactor arc discharge process with oil-in-water emulsions allows production of 2D multilayered graphenes (MLGs and 3D graphene-based crumpled/sphere-like particles with low levels of defects). The confinement forces to create 3D particles from 2D MLGs are estimated to be 2.5 μN for crumpled particles and 70 μN for spherical hollow particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5041-5046
Number of pages6
Issue number38
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015



  • arc discharge
  • capillary force
  • crumpled graphene spheres
  • nanoparticles
  • plastic deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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