Carbon nanomaterials

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The majority of carbon materials developed and being applied in our group has a critical length in relevant properties of below 100 nm; for example, pores between 0.4-30 nm, particle diameters of 10 nm, or fiber diameters of 50 nm. Important design parameters are (1) porosity, (2) pore size distribution, (3) particle size, (4) particle shape, (5) chemical composition, (6) degree of structural ordering.

Further reading:

  • B. Krüner, J. Lee, N. Jäckel, A. Tolosa, V. Presser, Sub-micrometer novolac-derived carbon beads for high performance supercapacitors and redox electrolyte energy storage. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8 (14), 9104-9115. (Link)
  • V. Presser, M. Heon, Y. Gogotsi, Carbide-derived carbons – from porous networks to nanotubes and graphene. Advanced Functional Materials 2011, 21 (5), 810-833. (Link)
  • M. Zeiger, N. Jäckel, M. Aslan, D. Weingarth, V. Presser, Understanding structure and porosity of nanodiamond-derived carbon onions. Carbon 2015, 84 (1), 584-598. (Link)