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 MSA  Vol.8 No.8 , August 2017
Carbon Replicas of Porous Concrete Obtained by Chemical Vapor Deposition—Some Aspects of the Synthesis Mechanism
Abstract: In this contribution, the template assisted synthesis of porous carbons by chemical vapor deposition in porous concrete templates has been described for the first time. Porous concrete made templates can be obtained in almost any geometrical shape and are therefore attractive templates to prepare porous carbon monoliths. The carbon deposition process in porous concrete follows a three-stage-course consisting in an initial period, a period of fast carbon deposition and a period of slow carbon deposition. The carbon growth within the template pores occurs obviously plug-like from the inner to the outer sphere. Any continuous covering of the template pore walls by carbon could not be observed. In difference to porous concrete, the carbon deposition in silica gel is strongly accompanied by mass transfer limitations. For porous concrete, such strong effect has not been observed obviously due to its hierarchical pore system. The template materials have been loaded with carbon by chemical vapor deposition in a flow reactor. The process of the template pore filling has been characterized by the time dependence of the template mass gain. The materials have been characterized by means of X-ray tomography and nitrogen adsorption at 77 K, respectively.
Cite this paper: Klepel, O. , Danneberg, N. , Suckow, M. and Erlitz, M. (2017) Carbon Replicas of Porous Concrete Obtained by Chemical Vapor Deposition—Some Aspects of the Synthesis Mechanism. Materials Sciences and Applications, 8, 614-627. doi: 10.4236/msa.2017.88043.
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