Investigation on the existence of optimum interlayer distance for H 2 uptake using pillared-graphene oxide

Byung Hoon Kim, Won G. Hong, Hoi Ri Moon, Sang Moon Lee, Jung Min Kim, Sunwoo Kang, Yongseok Jun, Hae Jin Kim

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Abstract

In order to prove the existence of an optimum interlayer distance for H2 uptake, we have obtained H2 isotherms with respect to the interlayer distance of pillared-graphene oxide (GO) at 1.0 bar and 77 K. Interlayer distances of GO were changed by intercalation of three kinds of diaminoalkanes with a different number of carbon atoms (NH2(CH 2)nNH2, n = 2, 6, 10) as pillars and changing the subsequent thermal annealing conditions. We found an optimum GO interlayer distance for maximum H2 uptake at 6.3 similar to the predicted distance from first-principles calculations for graphitic materials, and the value obtained from thermally modulated GO. Our results experimentally corroborate the existence of an optimum interlayer distance and demonstrate the importance of an interlayer distance for the design of materials for H 2 storage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14217-14222
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume37
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Hydrogen Energy R&D Center, one of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea and MKE/KETEP ( 20114030200010 )

Keywords

  • Diaminoalkane
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Optimum interlayer distance
  • Pillared-graphene oxide

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