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Keywords:

  • adsorption;
  • carbon;
  • energy storage;
  • nanoporous materials;
  • small-angle neutron scattering
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Confined ions: The high penetrating power and sensitivity of neutron scattering to isotope substitution are harnessed to observe changes in the ion concentration in a porous carbon material as a function of the applied potential and the pore size. Depending on the solvent properties and the solvent–pore-wall interactions, either enhanced or reduced ion electroadsorption may take place.