Mesoporous Carbons With Self-Assembled High-Activity Surfaces (PREPRINT)
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DEPT OF ENGINEERING
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There is great interest in the development of improved mesoporous carbons as sorbents, catalyst supports, capacitors, and electrodes. The optimization of mesoporous carbons typically focuses on the control of pore structure, surface area, and the number and type of surface functional groups. A porous carbon property that is often overlooked is the crystal structure of the carbon in the immediate vicinity of the internal surfaces. This interfacial structure provides the carbon platform for subsequent surface treatment and can thus determine the number of potential active sites for functionalization and influence the final polarity, surface charge density, andor chemisorptive activity of the carbon material.
- Physical Chemistry
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices