Material Storage Mechanism in Porous Nanocarbon


  • This work is partially supported by the NEDO Nanocarbon Technology project.


Material storage in the inner spaces of nanocarbon materials is visualized for the first time. It is shown that creating paths of a specific size to the inner space (see Figure) is indispensable for material storage in carbon nanopores, and that the adsorption rate for fullerene molecules is largely dependent on the nanoscale curvature of the graphitic planes composing the nanospaces.