Magnetic resonance study of six samples consisting of carbon encapsulated nickel nanoparticles or carbon nanotubes ended with such nickel nanoparticles was carried out at room temperature. Samples of Ni/C were prepared by carburization of nanocrystalline nickel by ethylene (C2H4) and methane (CH4). Hydrocarbons decomposition on nickel nanoparticles was done at temperatures 500, 600 and 700°C. Magnetic resonance spectra of samples designated as CH4/500, CH4/600, CH4/700, C2H4/500, C2H4/600 and C2H4/700 were obtained by Bruker E 500 spectrometer. The integrated intensities of the resonance spectra were correlated with the carburization conditions (temperature, type of hydrocarbon) during samples preparation. A core-shell model of the investigated samples allowed rough estimation of appropriate shell sizes. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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