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Template Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers Containing Linear Mesocage Arrays

Yongwen Wang, Mingbo Zheng, Hongling Lu, Shaoqing Feng, Guangbin Ji and Jieming Cao*

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Nanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 210016, Nanjing, China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2010, 5:913-916  doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9562-9

Published: 9 May 2010

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