Table 1

Measured densities of different carbon materials
Carbon material Density (g/cm3)
NCF 1.66
Multi-walled carbon nanotubesa 1.98
Nanodiamondb 2.97
Graphitic conesc 1.96
Carbon aerogel 0.20 to 1.00 [10,11]
Carbon xerogeld 1.73
Carbon blacke 1.91
Activated carbonf 2.05
Graphiteg 2.27
Ordered mesoporous carbonh 1.63
Carbon nanofoam 0.020 to 0.002 [12]

aHigh-purity multi-walled carbon nanotubes produced by the CVD technique (10 to 15 nm in diameter, ≥10 microns in length; Nanothinx S.A.); bNanodiamonds, purified, grade G01 (PlasmaChem); cGraphitic cones produced by hydrocarbon pyrolysis (n-TEC) [13]; dCarbon xerogels prepared by polycondensation of resorcinol and formaldehyde in water by Pekala's sol-gel method [14]; eVulcan XC-72R carbon black (Delta Tecnic S.A.); fActivated carbon (Morgui Clima S.L.); gGraphite, particle size <50 μm (Merck); hOrdered mesoporous carbon synthesized using a template-mediated process [15].

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