Volume 93 Issue 19 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 11, 2015

Creating Precise Porous Carbon Fibers

Materials Science: Patterned arenes help researchers control a fiber’s pore size on the angstrom scale
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: carbon, porous material, fiber

Scientists generally avoid regarding any material with undue reverence, but a research team in Japan has introduced carbon structures that are undeniably holey. Porous carbon structures provide large surface areas and chemical stability, making them attractive materials for electrodes and catalytic scaffolds. However, scientists have lacked a reliable way to control the pore size. Tomoki Ogoshi of Kanazawa University and coworkers may have just changed that by creating carbon fibers full of . . .

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