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Carbon Composite Materials Group

Purpose

We proceed to synthesize novel structured carbon and clay materials by catalytic chemical vapor deposition, nonequilibrium liquid phase synthesis, and plasma deposition in order to provide novel functions on electrochemistry, photo-activated processes and catalytic reactions. We study surface chemistry and physics and reaction kinetics on diamond, graphite, fullerene, clay and other carbonaceous materials surfaces.

"We have synthesized a novel spherical carbon material named Marimo carbon. The Marimo carbon consists of many CNFs, and the CNFs are interwoven to form a spherical secondary shape. The Marimo carbon can play an excellent role as a catalyst support and electrodes in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell system." Image

We have synthesized a novel spherical carbon material named Marimo carbon. The Marimo carbon consists of many CNFs, and the CNFs are interwoven to form a spherical secondary shape. The Marimo carbon can play an excellent role as a catalyst support and electrodes in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell system.




Approach

Control of surface chemistry on carbon surfaces can conduct us to develop synthesis of novel structured carbon and clay
materials. The novel nanometer-scaled carbonaceous materials can provide an excellent effi ciency on some electrochemistry, photo-activated reactions and catalytic reactions.

"We have prepared the novel low-dimensional inorganic-organic hybrids. The intensity of the X-ray reflection from the novel hybrids strongly depend on the relative humidity (RH) although basal spacing is independent of RH. The hybrids can potentially be applied as humidity conditioning agents." Image

We have prepared the novel low-dimensional inorganic-organic hybrids. The intensity of the X-ray reflection from the novel hybrids strongly depend on the relative humidity (RH) although basal spacing is independent of RH. The hybrids can potentially be applied as humidity conditioning agents.




Group Leader

"Toshihiro ANDO" Image

Toshihiro ANDO


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Carbon Composite Materials Group
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, JAPAN
E-Mail: ANDO.Toshihiro=nims.go.jp(Please change "=" to "@")
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN
TEL.+81-(0)-29-859-2000
FAX.+81-(0)-29-859-2029