TITLE

Volumetric hydrogen storage in single-walled carbon nanotubes

AUTHOR(S)
Liu, C.; Yang, Q. H.; Tong, Y.; Cong, H. T.; Cheng, H. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/1/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 13, p2389
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Macroscopically long ropes of aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), synthesized by a hydrogen and argon arc discharge method, were cold pressed into tablets without any binder for measurements of their volumetric hydrogen storage capacity. The typical apparent density of the tablets was measured to be around 1.7 g/cm³ with respect to a molding pressure of 0.75 Gpa. A volumetric and mass hydrogen storage capacity of 68 kg H[sub 2]/m³ and 4.0 wt%, respectively, was achieved at room temperature under a pressure of 11 MPa for suitably pretreated SWNT tablets, and more than 70% of the hydrogen adsorbed can be released under ambient pressure at room temperature. Pore structure analysis indicated that the molding process diminished the mesopore volume of the SWNT ropes, but exerts little influence on their intrinsic pore textures.
ACCESSION #
6391191

 

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