Catalytically grown carbon filaments from a smelter aerosol

John P. Bradley, P R Buseck

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Abstract

Aerosol particles consisting of complex intergrowths of carbon, copper and zinc occur in the plume downwind of a copper smelter. Using scanning and transmission electron microscopy we analyse their chemical and structural properties, and demonstrate how such an analysis can be used to fingerprint the source of atmospheric pollutants. The chemical and structural characteristics provide unique and highly specific information about their origin and catalytic growth mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume306
Issue number5945
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983

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