Evaluation of the influence of cadmium salt addition on iodinated PVA-derived carbon nanofibers


Space Transportation Research Institute


Electrospinning of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution followed by a 24 h iodination treatment for stabilization of PVA for carbonization yields carbon nanofibers. When cadmium acetate dehydrate [(CH3COO) 2 Cd.2H2O] salt is added to the PVA spinning solution, the effect of metal salt on the preparation of carbon nanofibers in the iodinated PVA and cadmium/PVA nanofibers is to increase the carbon yield to 30% and 34% after carbonization which is much higher than (the yield