Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2006 APS March Meeting
Monday–Friday, March 13–17, 2006; Baltimore, MD
Session D10: Focus Session: Physical Chemistry of Nanoscale System III
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Monday, March 13, 2006
Baltimore Convention Center Room: 302
Sponsoring Unit: DCP
Chair: Yiping Zhao, University of Georgia
Abstract ID: BAPS.2006.MAR.D10.9
Abstract: D10.00009 : Adsorption properties of amorphous carbon materials with a uniform pore network.
4:54 PM–5:06 PM
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Richard E. Cook
Andrea E. Freitag
(University of Tennessee)
John Z. Larese
(Univ of Tennessee / ORNL CSD)
There has been increasing interest in various forms of high surface area carbon materials, such as buckyballs, nanotubes, and carbon black, because of their potential applications as support for catalysts, electrode materials in fuel cells, gas storage devices and as a component of nano-composites. The underlying mechanism for most of these applications involves adsorption and transport of molecules on the carbon surface. Understanding the details of the interaction potential for different adsorbate molecules with these carbon materials is an important step for tailor-making application-specific materials. The adsorption properties of a carbon material with a uniform, close packed pore distribution of approximately 2.5nm were examined using high resolution adsorption isotherms with different adsorbates. By varying the size of the adsorbate molecule we hope to learn about the potential energy surface offered by these materials and gain a keen insight into the role played by the relative surface curvature on the adsorption properties. Volumetric adsorption isotherms of H2, D2, Ar, N2, H2O, CH4, and Xe were recorded and the results will be presented. Thermodynamic properties derived from these adsorption isotherms will also be discussed.
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