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Effect of temperature on the sorption characteristic of carbon nanotubes

Abdul Majid, Zaiton and Buang, Nor Aziah and Sanip, Suhaila and Adan, Daliza and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2005) Effect of temperature on the sorption characteristic of carbon nanotubes. In: 3rd International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2005) and 9th International Conference On Advanced Materials (ICAM 2005), 3-8 July 2005, Singapore.

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Abstract

A comparative study on the hydrogen sorption characteristics of commercial multi-wall nanotubes (MWNT), single-wall nanotubes (SWNT) and as synthesized carbon nanotubes was undertaken. The hydrogen sorption properties of carbon nanotubes (CNT's) were investigated by means of a Temperature-Programmed Desorption (TPD), BET surface area measurement and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Hydrogen adsorption was carried out at room temperature, 77K, 70 °C while hydrogen desorption was carried out at 70 °C. Samples were pretreated at 350 °C for 3 hours before saturating the samples with hydrogen for 1 hour at the different adsorption temperatures. The study indicated that the amount of H2 desorbed is affected by the adsorption temperature and the type of carbon nanotubes. In general, the commercial MWNT sample showed relatively higher amount of hydrogen desorbed per gram sample under the adsorption temperatures studied compared to the commercial SWNT and the as synthesized CNT's. However, at the adsorption temperature of 77 K, the as synthesized CNT showed the highest amount of hydrogen desorped. The studies also indicated that there is no direct correlation between the amount of hydrogen desorped and surface area of the CNT's.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:BET surface area measurement, carbon nanotubes, hydrogen sorption, scanning electron microscopy, temperature-programmed desorption
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5456
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:27 Apr 2008 10:59
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:30

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