Hydrogen storage in spherical nanoporous carbons

E. Terrés, B. Panella, T. Hayashi, Y. A. Kim, M. Endo, J. M. Dominguez, M. Hirscher, H. Terrones, M. Terrones

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We report H2 storage capacities up to 2.7 wt% at 77 K in spherical nanoporous carbons exhibiting periodic arrays of pores and surface areas between 946 and 1646 m2/g. The materials were produced via the pyrolysis of sucrose (C12H22O11) embedded inside a spherical form of MCM-48 at 1000°C in an inert atmosphere. Our results open up new possibilities for producing carbon nanomaterials with large surface areas, which are able to store hydrogen with attractive yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Feb 25 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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