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Molecular structure effects of the pitches on preparation of activated carbon fibers from electrospinning
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  • Journal title : Carbon letters
  • Volume 12, Issue 2,  2011, pp.70-80
  • Publisher : Korean Carbon Society
  • DOI : 10.5714/CL.2011.12.2.070
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Molecular structure effects of the pitches on preparation of activated carbon fibers from electrospinning
Kim, Bo-Hye; Wazir, Arshad Hussain; Yang, Kap-Seung; Bang, Yun-Hyuk; Kim, Sung-Ryong;
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Two pitches with different average molecular structures were electrospun and compared in terms of the properties of their fibers after oxidative stabilization, carbonization, and activation. The precursor with a higher molecular weight and greater content of aliphatic groups (Pitch A) resulted in better solubility and spinnability compared to that with a lower molecular weight and lower aliphatic group content (Pitch B). The electrical conductivity of the carbon fiber web from Pitch A of 67 S/cm was higher than that from Pitch B of 52 S/cm. The carbon fiber web based on Pitch A was activated more readily with lower activation energy, resulting in a higher specific surface area compared to the carbon fiber based on Pitch B (Pitch A, 2053 ; Pitch B, 1374 ).
pitch;electrospinning;carbon fiber;spinnability;molecular structure;activation;
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