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Materials 2009, 2(3), 1239-1251; doi:10.3390/ma2031239
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Characterization by SEM, TEM and Quantum-Chemical Simulations of the Spherical Carbon with Nitrogen (SCN) Active Carbon Produced by Thermal Decomposition of Poly(vinylpyridine-divinylbenzene) Copolymer

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Received: 15 July 2009 / Accepted: 4 September 2009 / Published: 7 September 2009
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Abstract

Amorphous Spherical Carbon with Nitrogen (SCN) active carbon has been prepared by carbonization of poly(vinylpyridine-divinylbenzene) (PVPDVB) copolymer. The PVPDVB dehydrogenation copolymer has been quantum chemically (QC) simulated using cluster and periodic models. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) studies of the resulting product have conformed the QC computation results. Great structural similarity is found both at the nano- and micro-levels between the N-doped SCN carbon and its pure carbonic SKS analog.
Keywords: active carbon; carbonization; electron microscopy (SEM; TEM); energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX); computer modeling and simulation active carbon; carbonization; electron microscopy (SEM; TEM); energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX); computer modeling and simulation
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Khavryuchenko, V.D.; Khavryuchenko, O.V.; Shkilnyy, A.I.; Stratiichuk, D.A.; Lisnyak, V.V. Characterization by SEM, TEM and Quantum-Chemical Simulations of the Spherical Carbon with Nitrogen (SCN) Active Carbon Produced by Thermal Decomposition of Poly(vinylpyridine-divinylbenzene) Copolymer. Materials 2009, 2, 1239-1251.

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