The induced defects in carbonaceous materials for hydrogen storage were studied. The effect of exfoliation was studied and the graphite nanofibers (GNF) diameter before and after exfoliation was quantified. Thermal decomposition of the GNF before and after sulfuric/nitric acid exfoliation indicated a clear loss of thermal stability. GNF exfoliation enhanced the hydrogen uptake by a factor of five compared to the untreated GNF. The amorphous carbon was reactive than GNF, and decomposed before the GNF. The higher pretreatment temperature was intended to preferentially remove amorphous carbon leaving a higher purity of exfoliated GNF.
A. D. Lueking et al., "Induced Defects in Carbonaceous Materials for Hydrogen Storage," ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 843-844, American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Fuel Chemistry, Aug 2004.
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