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Porous Carbons. Syntheses and Applications

  • Book
  • September 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5308577

Carbon materials form pores ranging in size and morphology, from micropores of less than 1nm, to macropores of more than 50nm, and from channel-like spaces with homogenous diameters in carbon nanotubes, to round spaces in various fullerene cages, including irregularly-shaped pores in polycrystalline carbon materials. The large quantity and rapid rate of absorption of various molecules made possible by these attributes of carbon materials are now used in the storage of foreign atoms and ions for energy storage, conversion and adsorption, and for environmental remediation. Porous Carbons: Syntheses and Applications focuses on the fabrication and application of porous carbons. It considers fabrication at three scales: micropores, mesopores, and macropores. Carbon foams, sponges, and 3D-structured carbons are detailed. The title presents applications in four key areas: energy storage, energy conversion, energy adsorption, including batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells and environmental remediation, emphasizing the importance of pore structures at the three scales, and the diffusion and storage of various ions and molecules. The book presents a short history of each technique and material, and assesses advantages and disadvantages. This focused book provides researchers with a comprehensive understanding of both pioneering and current synthesis techniques for porous carbons, and their modern applications.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Syntheses of porous activation litess
3 Porous carbons for energy storage and conversion
4 Porous carbons for environment remediation
5. Concluding remarks


Michio Inagaki Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University, Japan. Michio Inagaki, Ph.D. is a famous carbon material scientist, who obtained his PhD degree from Nagoya University in 1963. He has worked on carbon materials for more than 50 years. In 2011, he won the Peter A. Thrower Award for Exceptional Contribution to the International Carbon Community. Hiroyuki Itoi Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Aichi Institute of Technology, Aichi, Japan. Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at Aichi Institute of Technology in Japan. He received his PhD from Tohoku University. He has received numerous professional awards, including the Tokai Chemical Industry Award, and has published widely in the field, with over 20 papers in international research journals. Feiyu Kang Dean and Professor, Graduate School, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China. Dean and Professor in the Graduate School at Shenzhen, at Tsinghua University. He received his PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is involved in several professional organizations, and has received numerous professional awards, including most recently the Tokai Chemical Industry Association Award. He has published over 200 papers, two books, and holds over 40 Chinese and two US patents.