Synthesis and characterisation of ordered arrays of mesoporous carbon nanofibres

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dc.contributor.author Wang, Kaixue
dc.contributor.author Birjukovs, Pavels
dc.contributor.author Erts, Donats
dc.contributor.author Phelan, Richard
dc.contributor.author Morris, Michael A.
dc.contributor.author Zhou, Haoshen
dc.contributor.author Holmes, Justin D.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-12T14:58:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-12T14:58:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-27
dc.identifier.citation Wang, K., Birjukovs, P., Erts, D., Phelan, R., Morris, M. A., Zhou, H. and Holmes, J. D. (2009) 'Synthesis and characterisation of ordered arrays of mesoporous carbon nanofibres', Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19(9), pp. 1331-1338. doi: 10.1039/B817156D en
dc.identifier.volume 19 en
dc.identifier.issued 9 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1331 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1338 en
dc.identifier.issn 0959-9428
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8159
dc.identifier.doi 10.1039/B817156D en
dc.description.abstract A facile and reproducible one-step pathway has been developed for preparing ordered arrays of mesoporous carbon nanostructures within the pores of anodized aluminium oxide (AAO) membranes, through the confined self-assembly of phenol/formaldehyde resol and amphiphilic copolymer templates. The morphology of the mesoporous carbon nanostructures can be controlled by varying the copolymer surfactant, the quantity of the resol–surfactant precursor sol used and the amount of phenol–formaldehyde resol introduced into the resol–surfactant sol. One-dimensional (1-D) carbon nanostructures, such as carbon fibres with a core–shell structure and carbon ribbons with circular mesopores running parallel to the longitudinal axis of the ribbons, have been successfully prepared. More importantly, the orientation of the mesoporous channels within these 1-D carbon nanostructures can be tuned by changing the mean pore diameter of the AAO membranes and the surfactants used in their preparation. The conductive properties of these vertically aligned mesoporous carbon nanofibres within the AAO membranes have been characterised by conductive atomic force microscopy (C-AFM). en
dc.description.sponsorship Latvijas Zinātnes Padome (Latvian Council of Science) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) en
dc.relation.uri https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2009/jm/b817156d
dc.rights © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2009 en
dc.subject Phenolic resins en
dc.subject Anodic oxidation en
dc.subject Carbon fibers en
dc.subject Carbon nanofibers en
dc.subject Copolymerization en
dc.subject Nanostructures en
dc.subject Phenols en
dc.subject Polymers en
dc.subject Sols en
dc.subject Surface active agents en
dc.title Synthesis and characterisation of ordered arrays of mesoporous carbon nanofibres en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Justin D. Holmes, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.holmes@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-06-28T15:42:11Z
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Latvijas Zinātnes Padome en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Materials Chemistry en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.holmes@ucc.ie en
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