Carbon-silica xerogel and aerogel composites

Chunling Liu, Sridhar Komarneni

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High surface area carbon-silica xerogels and aerogels were prepared by adding various amounts of activated carbon particles during gelation of tetramethyoxysilane (TMOS). Surface areas and pore structure of the gels were determined by nitrogen and water adsorption and desorption measurements. Carbon increased the surface area of silica gel and the carbon-silica gel composites were found to be hydrophobic. The pore structure of xerogel composites was dominated by carbon whereas that of aerogel composites was apparently controlled by silica component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Porous Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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