By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanostructures have been published. According to news reporting out of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Ultrathin graphitic nanostructures are grown inside solid activated carbon particles by catalytic graphitization method with the aid of Ni. The graphitic nanostructures consist of 3-8 graphitic layers, forming a highly conductive network on the surface of disordered carbon frameworks."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, "Owing to the ultrathin characteristic of the produced graphitic nanostructures, the resulted porous graphitic carbons show a high specific surface area up to 1622 m(2)/g. A detailed investigation reveals that the features of the growing graphitic nanostructures are strongly associated with the catalytic temperature as well as the state of Ni nanoparticles. Some well-dispersed fine Ni particles with diameter below 15 nm are found to be the key to form the ultrathin graphitic nanostructures at appropriate catalytic temperature. Also, a novel mechanism is proposed for the catalytic formation of the ultrathin graphitic nanostructures."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "As the electrode material of electrochemical capacitors, the porous graphitic carbon exhibits much higher high-rate capacitive performance compared to its activated carbon precursor."
For more information on this research see: Highly porous graphitic materials prepared by catalytic graphitization. Carbon, 2013;64():132-140. Carbon can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbon - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/258)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.C. Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, State Key Lab Met Matrix Composites, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Q.L. Liu, J.J. Gu, D.M. Kang, F.Y. Zhou, W. Zhang, Y. Wu and D. Zhang (see also Nanostructures).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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