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Carbide-Derived Carbon Monoliths with Hierarchical Pore Architectures


  • This work was financially supported by the German Research Foundation (SPP 1181 NANOMAT). We also thank the DAAD for financial support. Y.G. and V.P. gratefully acknowledge the support of the U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Electricity’s Energy Storage Program.


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Sierpinski carbon: Macroporous carbide-derived carbon monoliths (DUT-38) were synthesized starting from SiC-PolyHIPEs, resulting in a hierarchical micro-, meso-, and macroporous structure. The high specific surface area and high macropore volume renders PolyHIPE-CDC an excellent adsorbent combining high storage capacity with excellent adsorption rates in gas storage and air filtration.