Novel Characterization of Porous Structure and Surface Chemistry of Carbon (2016–2019)

The central aim of this project is to develop novel characterization methods that probe the structure and surface chemistry of carbons, ranging from highly graphitized thermal carbon black (GTCB) through ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) to disordered porous activated carbon (AC). The theoretical component will develop a new generic molecular model based on wedge-shaped pores, and represents a paradigm shift in the structural characterization of carbon materials, based on the observation that the conventional parallel sided pore models fail to account for real structures and therefore for the physics of adsorption in real materials. This will be backed by high resolution experimental measurements.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council