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Local structure and paramagnetic properties of the nanostructured carbonaceous material shungite.

Krasnovyd SV, Konchits AA, Shanina BD, Valakh MY, Yanchuk IB, Yukhymchuk VO, Yefanov AV, Skoryk MA - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

Bottom Line: It is found from the Raman data that carbon fraction is formed from sp(2)-hybridized clusters, size of which increases from 9 up to 12 nm after annealing of the samples.High conductivity of shungite is found to belong to the carbon nanoclusters of different sizes.The correlation reasons are a spin-spin coupling between two spin subsystems and time dependent of the Е'γ concentration during annealing process.

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Affiliation: V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine.

ABSTRACT
Using a scanning electron microscopy, elemental analysis, electron paramagnetic resonance, and Raman scattering methods, two types of the shungite materials (Sh-II from Zazhogino deposit and shungite from a commercial filter (ShF)), with different carbon content and porosity, are studied in this work. It was established by scanning electron microscopy data that the structure of the shungite samples is formed by a micron-size agglomeration of carbon and silicon dioxide clusters. It is found from the Raman data that carbon fraction is formed from sp(2)-hybridized clusters, size of which increases from 9 up to 12 nm after annealing of the samples. High conductivity of shungite is found to belong to the carbon nanoclusters of different sizes. Big clusters give the conduction electron spin resonance signal with a Dysonian line shape with variable g-factor and line width. The careful search of the nature of two other narrow electron paramagnetic resonance signals in shungite, which used to be prescribed to fullerene-like molecules, is fulfilled. Here, it is shown that the oxygen-deficient E'γ centers are responsible for these signals. A strong correlation is revealed between the concentration of Е'γ centers and the line width of conduction electron spin resonance signal, which occurs under annealing process of the samples at T = 570 K. The correlation reasons are a spin-spin coupling between two spin subsystems and time dependent of the Е'γ concentration during annealing process.

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The surface of the shungite sample Sh-II-1.
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Fig1: The surface of the shungite sample Sh-II-1.

Mentions: Figure 1 shows the surface of a typical shungite sample Sh-II-1. It is seen in Figure 1 that the surface of the sample Sh-II-1 consists of micron-size aggregates of clusters.Figure 1


Local structure and paramagnetic properties of the nanostructured carbonaceous material shungite.

Krasnovyd SV, Konchits AA, Shanina BD, Valakh MY, Yanchuk IB, Yukhymchuk VO, Yefanov AV, Skoryk MA - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

The surface of the shungite sample Sh-II-1.
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Fig1: The surface of the shungite sample Sh-II-1.
Mentions: Figure 1 shows the surface of a typical shungite sample Sh-II-1. It is seen in Figure 1 that the surface of the sample Sh-II-1 consists of micron-size aggregates of clusters.Figure 1

Bottom Line: It is found from the Raman data that carbon fraction is formed from sp(2)-hybridized clusters, size of which increases from 9 up to 12 nm after annealing of the samples.High conductivity of shungite is found to belong to the carbon nanoclusters of different sizes.The correlation reasons are a spin-spin coupling between two spin subsystems and time dependent of the Е'γ concentration during annealing process.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine.

ABSTRACT
Using a scanning electron microscopy, elemental analysis, electron paramagnetic resonance, and Raman scattering methods, two types of the shungite materials (Sh-II from Zazhogino deposit and shungite from a commercial filter (ShF)), with different carbon content and porosity, are studied in this work. It was established by scanning electron microscopy data that the structure of the shungite samples is formed by a micron-size agglomeration of carbon and silicon dioxide clusters. It is found from the Raman data that carbon fraction is formed from sp(2)-hybridized clusters, size of which increases from 9 up to 12 nm after annealing of the samples. High conductivity of shungite is found to belong to the carbon nanoclusters of different sizes. Big clusters give the conduction electron spin resonance signal with a Dysonian line shape with variable g-factor and line width. The careful search of the nature of two other narrow electron paramagnetic resonance signals in shungite, which used to be prescribed to fullerene-like molecules, is fulfilled. Here, it is shown that the oxygen-deficient E'γ centers are responsible for these signals. A strong correlation is revealed between the concentration of Е'γ centers and the line width of conduction electron spin resonance signal, which occurs under annealing process of the samples at T = 570 K. The correlation reasons are a spin-spin coupling between two spin subsystems and time dependent of the Е'γ concentration during annealing process.

No MeSH data available.