In-situ thermal activation of carbide-derived carbon

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Schmirler M, Glenk F, Etzold B
Journal: Carbon
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 49
Journal issue: 11
Pages range: 3679-3686
ISSN: 0008-6223


Microporous carbons attract high interest due to their application as a medium for gas storage, catalyst support or electrode material in lithium ion batteries or supercapacitors. Carbide-derived carbons (CDC) produced by halogenation of carbides exhibit a narrow pore size distribution and a tunable pore and microstructure by choosing the appropriate carbide precursor and chlorination temperature. However, the pore volume is limited by the amount of metal in the carbide structure, and the variation of pore size by varying the process conditions is not possible for all carbides. With an in-situ thermal activation in CO$_2$ parallel to the chlorination, the porosity of the CDC materials can be further increased. This improved carbide-derived carbon process also allows producing novel pore structures which vary in the meso- to micropore ratio from the outside to the center of the particle. Thereby also the boarder case of shell-like carbon structures showing different pore size distributions in the shells can be produced. For this in-situ activation and chlorination of carbides the influence of the processing, the concentration of CO$_2$ and activation time on the pore structure of CDC was studied.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Etzold, Bastian Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalytische Materialien
Glenk, Friedrich
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik

Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

Research Fields

D Catalytic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
E Lightweight Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

How to cite

Schmirler, M., Glenk, F., & Etzold, B. (2011). In-situ thermal activation of carbide-derived carbon. Carbon, 49(11), 3679-3686.

Schmirler, Martina, Friedrich Glenk, and Bastian Etzold. "In-situ thermal activation of carbide-derived carbon." Carbon 49.11 (2011): 3679-3686.


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