Title

Enhanced hydrogen storage in graphene oxide-MWCNTs composite at room temperature

RIS ID

68912

Publication Details

Aboutalebi, S. Hamed., Aminorroaya-Yamini, S., Nevirkovets, I., Konstantinov, K. & Liu, H. Kun. (2012). Enhanced hydrogen storage in graphene oxide-MWCNTs composite at room temperature. Advanced Energy Materials, 2 (12), 1439-1446.

Abstract

High hydrogen capacity (up to 2.6 wt%) is reported for highly aligned structures of Graphene oxide-Multiwalled carbon nanotubes composite at room temperature. It is demonstrated that the scalable liquid crystal route can be employed as a new method to prepare unique 3-D framework of graphene oxide layers with proper interlayer spacing as building blocks for cost-effective high-capacity hydrogen storage media. The strong synergistic effect of the intercalation of MWCNTs as 1-D spacers within graphene oxide frameworks resulted in unrivalled high hydrogen capacity at ambient temperature. The mechanisms involved in the intercalation procedure are fully discussed. The main concept behind intercalating one-dimensional spacers in between giant GO sheets represents a versatile and highly scalable route to fabricate devices with superior hydrogen uptake.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201200154