Research in adsorption of gases by carbon nanomaterials has experienced considerable growth in recent years, with increasing interest for practical applications. Many research groups are now producing or using such materials for gas adsorption, storage, purification, and sensing. This book provides a selected overview of some of the most interesting scientific results regarding the outstanding properties of carbon nanomaterials for gas adsorption and of interest both for basic research and technological applications. Topics receiving special attention in this book include storage of H, purification of H, storage of rare gases, adsorption of organic vapors, gas trapping and separation, and metrology of gas adsorption.
Table of Contents
Techniques for the Measurement of Gas Adsorption by Carbon Nanostructure, D. P. Broom
The Physical and Chemical Interactions of Hydrogen with Carbonaceous Nanostructures, Y. S. Nechaev
Hydrogen Storage in Carbon Aerogels, H. Y. Tian, C. E. Buckley, M. Paskevicius, and D. A. Sheppard
Gases Adsorption by Fullerenes and Polyhedral Multi-Wall Carbon Nanostructures, V. M. Kiselev, I. M. Belousova, V. P. Belousov, and E. N. Sosnov
Structural and Electronic Properties of Hydrogenated Grapheme, T. Roman and H. Kasai
Gas Desorption from Detonation Nanodiamonds During Temperature Programmed Pyrolysis, A. P. Koscheev
Modelling Gas Adsorption on Carbon Nanotubes, A. S. Barnard
Atomistic Simulation of Gas Adsorption in Carbon Nano-Structures, G. Zollo and F. Gala
Carbon Nanotubes for Gas Sensing Applications: Principles and Transducers, M. Penza
Maria Letizia Terranova is professor of chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, heads the Department of Chemical Science and Technology, and coordinates the Interdisciplinary Micro- and Nano-structured Systems Laboratory (MINASlab). She teaches chemistry, solid-state characterizations, and nanostructured materials. Her research activity focuses on the synthesis, processing, and functional testing of nanomaterials. She is author of 240 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 3 books, and 4 patents.
Silvia Orlanducci graduated in chemistry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, in 2000. She received a PhD in chemistry with the doctoral thesis "Synthesis and Characterisation of Nanostructured Carbon Materials" in 2004. In 2007, she was awarded a position of researcher at the Faculty of Science of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata," where she is presently working. Her research activity focuses on the frame of inorganic chemistry and material chemistry and the settling of synthesis methodologies, treatments, and structural/functional characterizations of materials. Her research mainly deals with carbon-based nanomaterials. She is coauthor of 55 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 1 review, and 1 patent. She serves as referee for outstanding scientific journals.
Marco Rossi is professor of physics at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, and coordinates the scientific activity of EMINA (Electron Microscopies and Nanoscopies) Lab at the Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences for Engineering. He teaches general physics and nanocharacterization techniques and microscopies. He is a member of the Doctorate Teaching Board in Applied Electromagnetism. His present research activity is primarily aimed at the study of C-based nanomaterials, using scanning probe and electron microscopies and X-Ray and electron diffraction techniques as means to investigate structural, functional and morphological features of the nanomaterials of interest. He is author of 125 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 1 patent. He is co-editor of eight volumes of proceedings and one book.