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Metal incorporation into nanoporous carbon

Henley, SJ, Woolger, NEP, Carey, JD, Silva, SRP, Fuge, GM and Ashfold, MNR (2005) Metal incorporation into nanoporous carbon Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 876. pp. 256-261.

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Nanoporous carbon films were deposited by 248 nm pulsed laser ablation of a graphite target in different background pressures of argon (P). The morphology changed from smooth, high-density amorphous carbon films at P = 20 mTorr to ultra-low density nanoporous material at P = 380 mTorr. Subsequently, the nanostructural, chemical and electrical properties of metal containing nanoporous carbon samples were investigated by ablating graphite targets containing known contents of Ni and Co. We demonstrate how the ablation plume dynamics affect both the nanostructure of the material and the incorporation of metal atoms. The suitability of these functionalised ultra-low density materials for gas sensing applications is discussed. © 2005 Materials Research Society.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute
Authors :
Henley, SJ
Woolger, NEP
Carey, JD
Silva, SRP
Fuge, GM
Ashfold, MNR
Date : 2005
Additional Information : © 2005 Materials Research Society.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Feb 2013 19:40
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:56

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