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Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Storage, Actuators and Environmental Applications

Abstract Carbon nanomaterials have caught tremendous attention in the last few decades due to their unique physical and chemical properties. Tremendous effort has been made to develop new synthesis techniques for carbon nanomaterials and investigate their properties for different applications. In this work, carbon nanospheres (CNSs), carbon foams (CF), and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were studied for various applications, including water treatment, energy storage, actuators, and sensors.

A facile spray pyrolysis synthesis technique was developed to synthesize individual CNSs with specific surface area (SSA) up to 1106 m2/g. The hollow CNSs showed adsorption of up to 300 mg rhodamine B dye per gram carbon, which is more than 15 times high... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Wang, Chengwei (Author) / Chan, Candace K (Advisor) / Tongay, Sefaattin (Committee member) / Wang, Qing Hua (Committee member) / Seo, Dong (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Nanoscience / Nanotechnology / Actuator / Adsorbent / Chromium (VI) Detection / Energy Storage / Porous Carbon / Supercapacitor
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 169 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Materials Science and Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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