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We report the synthesis of zeolite-like carbon materials that exhibit well-resolved powder XRD patterns and very high surface area. The zeolite-like carbons are prepared via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) at 800 or 850 degrees C using zeolite beta as solid template and acetonitrile as carbon precursor. The zeolite-like structural ordering of the carbon(More)
The influence of nitrogen doping on the hydrogen uptake and storage capacity of high surface area carbon materials is presented in this report. To generate suitable study materials, we have exploited the relationship between synthesis conditions and textural properties of zeolite-templated carbons to generate a range of high surface area carbons with(More)
Carbon materials have been prepared using zeolite 13X or zeolite Y as template and acetonitrile or ethylene as carbon source via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) at 550-1000 degrees C. Materials obtained from acetonitrile at 750-850 degrees C (zeolite 13X) or 750-900 degrees C (zeolite Y) have high surface area (1170-1920 m(2)/g), high pore volume (0.75-1.4(More)
We present a neutron scattering analysis of the density and the static structure factor of confined methanol at various temperatures. Confinement is performed in the cylindrical pores of MCM-41 silicates with pore diameters D=24 and 35 A. A change of the thermal expansivity of confined methanol at low temperature is the signature of a glass transition,(More)
Exploring highly-efficient and low-cost bifunctional electrocatalysts for both oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reactions (OER) in the renewable energy area has gained momentum but still remains a significant challenge. Here we present a simple but efficient method that utilizes ZIF-67 as the precursor and template for the one-step(More)
We used differential scanning calorimetry, neutron scattering, and proton NMR to investigate the phase behavior, the structure, and the dynamics of benzene confined in a series of cylindrical mesoporous materials MCM-41 and SBA-15 with pore diameters, d, between 2.4 and 14 nm. With this multitechnique approach, it was possible to determine the structure(More)
A series of ethylene-containing mesoporous organosilica materials were fabricated via surfactant-mediated assembly of 1,2-bis(triethoxysilyl)ethylene (BTEE) organosilica precursor using alkyltrimethylammonium bromide (CnTAB) surfactants with different alkyl chain length (n=12, 14, 16, 18) as supramolecular templates. The presence of molecularly ordered(More)
Tribological performance of the hot-pressed pure Al2O3 and its composites containing various hybrid contents of graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were investigated under different loading conditions using the ball-on-disc method. Benchmarked against the pure Al2O3, the composite reinforced with a 0.5 wt% GNP exhibited a 23% reduction(More)