Heat and mass transfer in the system hydrocarbon gas–porous carbon layer–metal and formation of supersaturated solid carbon solutions

  • D. A. Takopulo
  • S. P. Fisenko

It is shown that the carbon layer formed on the catalytic surface of a metal plays an important role in industrial technologies of obtaining carbon nanofibers. The effective heat conduction of porous carbon samples was measured. A mathematical model of the heat and mass transfer inside a carbon layer has been developed and its stationary solutions were investigated. It is shown that a decrease in the thickness of a porous carbon layer on the surface of a metal as a result of its cleaning and a further growth of this layer lead to the formation of a supersaturated solid solution of carbon in the metal.


effective heat conduction of a porous layer diffusion of carbon time of establishment of a stationary regime Padé approximation solubility of carbon in a metal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A. V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus

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