Investigation on magnetic carbon nanofoam composites

R. P. Pant, Manju Arora, Chhotey Lal, Annveer, Sukhvir Singh, R. B. Mathur

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Magnetic carbon nanofoam composites have been synthesized by employing electric arc discharge using nano-crystalline 1% by weight cobalt ferrite particles as catalyst. The material formed is a short-range fluffy type arrangement of carbon embedded with nano-magnetic particles. The volume percent of carbon is ̂ 85% in the composite material and the density is ̂ 0.8 g/cm3. Material has been characterized for its physical properties like structural, magnetic, shape and size distribution by XRD, TEM, SAXS, EPR and VSM measurement techniques. The prepared composite has low density, electrically conducting and soft magnetic properties. The developmental studies of magnetic carbon nanofoam process have been described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cobalt ferrite particles
  • Electric arc discharge
  • Magnetic carbon nanofoam composites
  • Nano-crystalline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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