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Chemistry & Physics of Carbon
Volume 31

Edited By

Ljubisa R. Radovic

ISBN 9781439820940
Published October 3, 2012 by CRC Press
297 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Written by distinguished researchers, the long-running Chemistry and Physics of Carbon series provides a comprehensive and critical overview of carbon materials in terms of molecular structure, intermolecular relationships, bulk and surface properties, and their behavior in current and emerging applications. Volume 31 not only retains the high-quality content and reputation of previous volumes, but also complements them with reliable and timely coverage of the latest advances in the field.

Maintaining the high level established by its predecessors, this book contains a prestigious and authoritative series of review chapters covering both chemistry and physics of carbon. The book examines properties and behavior of carbon materials ranging from coal to graphite, from activated carbons, chars, cokes, and carbon blacks to carbon fibers, fullerenes, nanotubes, and graphene. It complements previous volumes in the series by presenting updated information on ‘disordered’ carbons, a complex field that impacts nearly all aspects of carbon materials research. It includes a chapter on novel methods of characterization of carbon materials using ever more powerful techniques, as well as a chapter on the use of carbon materials in photocatalysis, a fast-moving and potentially exciting application.

Emphasizing key experimental results and practical aspects, as well as important theoretical issues in every chapter, Volume 31 is a vital resource for those engaged in developing new technologies in a wide range of applicability of traditional and novel carbon materials from drug delivery to energy storage and conversion.

Table of Contents

Preface, Ljubisa R. Radovic

A Realistic Approach to Disordered Carbons, Agnes Oberlin and Sylvie Bonnamy
General Formulations
Basic Structural Units (BSUs) as Elemental Bricks of the Disordered Carbons
Heteroatom Contribution: From Disordered Materials to Graphite through Carbonization
General Conclusions
Appendix: Imaging of a Single Aromatic Layer

Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Methods Applied to the Study of Carbon Materials, Jair C.C. Freitas, Alfredo G. Cunha, and Francisco G. Emmerich
Background on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Practical Aspects of Solid-State 13C NMR in Carbon Science
Survey of Selected Applications of Solid-State NMR to Carbon Materials
Concluding Remarks

Carbon Materials in Photocatalysis, Masahiro Toyoda, Tomoki Tsumura,Beata Tryba, Sylwia Mozia, Magdalena Janus, Antoni W. Morawski, and Michio Inagaki
Carbon-Supported TiO2
Carbon-Modified TiO2
Carbon-Coated TiO2
Preparation of New Photocatalysts through Carbon Coating
Summary and Conclusions

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Ljubisa R. Radovic is a member of the faculty of Pennsylvania State University in University Park.