Research Topics 2011

Success in Synthesis of New High Performance Functional Material Mesoporous Prussian Blue

-Improvement of Cesium Adsorption Performance by Increasing Surface Area-

December 19, 2011

This research was conducted by
Dr. Ming Hu1, Dr. Shuhei Furukawa2, 3, Dr. Ryo Ohtani4, Dr. Hiroaki Sukegawa5, Dr. Yoshihiro Nemoto1, Dr. Julien Reboul2, 3, Prof. Susumu Kitagawa2, 3, 4, Dr. Yusuke Yamauchi1, 6, 7

1MANA, NIMS, 2iCeMS, Kyoto University, 3ERATO, JST, 4Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, 5Spintronics Group, Magnetic Materials Unit, NIMS, 6Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 7PRESTO, JST

A research team headed by Dr. Yusuke Yamauchi, MANA Independent Scientist at the NIMS, succeeded in fabricating mesoporous Prussian Blue (PB), in which an extremely large number of nanosized pores (mesoporous) are formed in the crystal structure of the material. In the future, tests of these materials as adsorbents will be conducted and development will be carried out with the aim of simplifying the process. As a result, development approaching practical applications, beginning with application to mass production, is expected.

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Figure 1. Observation of PB particles before and after the etching treatment

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