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A Synthetic Route to Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Materials with Graphitic Pore Walls

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  • Tae-Wan Kim,

    1. National Creative Research Initiative Center for Functional Nanomaterials and, Department of Chemistry (School of Molecular Science—BK21), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 42-869-8130
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  • In-Soo Park,

    1. National Creative Research Initiative Center for Functional Nanomaterials and, Department of Chemistry (School of Molecular Science—BK21), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 42-869-8130
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  • Ryong Ryoo Prof.

    1. National Creative Research Initiative Center for Functional Nanomaterials and, Department of Chemistry (School of Molecular Science—BK21), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea, Fax: (+82) 42-869-8130
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  • This work was supported in part by the Creative Research Initiative Program of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, and by the School of Molecular Science through the Brain Korea 21 project. The authors also thank Iljin Nanotech for the donation of multiwalled carbon nanotube samples, and LG Chem Research Park for Raman spectroscopy measurements.

Abstract

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Carbonization of aromatic sources in an aluminosilicate mesoporous template yields mesoporous carbon materials with highly graphitic framework structures and excellent mechanical strength and thermal stability (see picture). TEM analysis shows discoid graphitic layers that are packed so that the most preferred orientation of the c axes is along the direction of the template channels.

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