Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 913-916

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Template Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers Containing Linear Mesocage Arrays

  • Yongwen WangAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Mingbo ZhengAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Hongling LuAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Shaoqing FengAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Guangbin JiAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Jieming CaoAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Email author 

Abstract

Carbon nanofibers containing linear mesocage arrays were prepared via evaporation induced self-assembly method within AAO template with an average channel diameter of about 25 nm. The TEM results show that the mesocages have an elongated shape in the transversal direction. The results of N2 adsorption–desorption analysis indicate that the sample possesses a cage-like mesoporous structure and the average mesopore size of the sample is about 18 nm.

Keywords

Template synthesis Mesoporous carbon Nanofiber AAO Linear mesocage array