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CHAPTER 9

Porosity Characterisation of Carbon Materials

Porous carbons have a tremendously high importance in a number of applications, ranging from adsorption technology to energy storage. It is necessary to understand the porosity characteristics of carbons in order to analyse their performance in any technology that relies on the presence of pores. The chapter will present a definition of porosity and related parameters such as specific surface area, pore volume and pore-size distribution. Basic methods of porosity characterisation (e.g. gas adsorption/desorption, scattering methods, microscopy) are discussed and introduced to the reader in the context of carbon-based materials. Additional and emerging techniques that are useful in the characterisation of such materials are also introduced in the context of providing new structural insights.

Print publication date: 20 Feb 2015
Copyright year: 2015
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-832-3
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-227-7
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-443-1
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From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series