The financial support from the Finnish Academy of Sciences is gratefully acknowledged (JHS). The authors thank Mr. Axel Dreier, MPI-Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany, for carrying out the TEM measurements. We also thank Prof. Ferdi Schüth for support and valuable discussions.
Carbon Monoliths Possessing a Hierarchical, Fully Interconnected Porosity†
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2003
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Volume 15, Issue 14, pages 1209–1211, July, 2003
How to Cite
Taguchi, A., Smått, J.-H. and Lindén, M. (2003), Carbon Monoliths Possessing a Hierarchical, Fully Interconnected Porosity. Adv. Mater., 15: 1209–1211. doi: 10.1002/adma.200304848
- Issue published online: 21 JUL 2003
- Article first published online: 21 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 APR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 9 JAN 2003
- Hierarchical porosity;
- Macroporous materials;
- Mesoporous materials
Monolithic carbon possessing hierarchical, multimodal porosity has been prepared by nano-casting of monolithic, meso- and macroporous silica. The carbon monolith (right in Figure) is a positive replica of the silica monolith on the micrometer scale, but a negative replica on the nanometer scale. The diameter of the fully interconnected macropores can be varied between 0.5 and 30 μm and they co-exist with mesopores with diameters of 4–5 nm.