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October 5th, 2006

Porous carbon sponges prepared by aerosol technique

Abstract:
Since the discovery of buckyballs and carbon nanotubes, there has been intense interest in preparing carbon materials of various morphologies and structures. Now, graduate student Sara E. Skrabalak and chemistry professor Kenneth S. Suslick at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a way to prepare porous carbon sponges by heating a chemical mist from an ordinary home humidifier.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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