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Patrick Johnson

Department of Chemical Engineering

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6524

Email: pjohns27@uwyo.edu

Synthesis of Advanced Materials via Chemical Vapor Deposition

May 9, 2018
Alex Tyrrell

Alexander S. Tyrrell

M.S., Department of Chemical Engineering, May 2018

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM 

Location: EN 3010

Interest in coal as an energy source has been decreasing in recent years due to the pursuit of cleaner energy production. In response to this decreasing coal demand, opportunities have arisen in coal research, particularly in the conversion of coal into advanced carbon materials, such as diamond and carbon nanotubes. Coal was investigated as a possible alternative carbon source to conventional processes for the production of carbon nanotubes and diamond. Through this work, diamond was synthesized using hydrogenated coal as a replacement for methane using a low-pressure chemical vapor deposition reaction. In this project, we also aim to synthesize carbon nanotubes from coal once a method has been successfully developed to control the type and size of nanotubes produced. These materials have a variety of applications, including use in semiconductors, optics, and coatings.


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Department of Chemical Engineering

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6524

Email: pjohns27@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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