Fabrication of nanostructured inorganic and carbon porous materials for catalysis and gas storage applications
Masika, Eric (2013) Fabrication of nanostructured inorganic and carbon porous materials for catalysis and gas storage applications. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis details the preparation and subsequent characterisation of novel nanostructured porous materials with tuneable porosity. The main focus is the development of inorganic and carbonaceous porous materials for catalysis, templating and gas storage applications. Three distinct methods of synthesis are investigated, namely: (i) hydrothermal synthesis of zeotype aluminosilicates, (ii) nanocasting techniques for templated carbons and (iii) sol-gel processes, with/without metal salt 'porogen', to carbon aerogels. Post-synthesis modification methods for carbonaceous materials include supercritical carbon dioxide mediated incorporation of palladium nanoparticles into zeolite templated carbons and chemical activation for carbon aerogels resulting in enhanced textural properties.
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