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Effect of Pore Structure of Activated Carbon Fiber on Mechanical Properties

활성탄소섬유의 기공구조가 기계적 특성에 미치는 영향

  • Choi, Yun Jeong (Carbon Industry Frontier Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)) ;
  • Lee, Young-Seak (Department of applied chemical engineering, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Im, Ji Sun (Carbon Industry Frontier Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT))
  • 최윤정 (한국화학연구원(KRICT) 탄소산업선도연구단) ;
  • 이영석 (충남대학교 응용화학공학부) ;
  • 임지선 (한국화학연구원(KRICT) 탄소산업선도연구단)
  • Received : 2018.02.14
  • Accepted : 2018.03.15
  • Published : 2018.06.10

Abstract

In this study, PAN (polyacrylonitrile) based activated carbon fibers were prepared by water vapor activation method which is a physical activation method. Activation was performed with temperature and time as parameters. When the activation temperature reached 700, 750 and $800^{\circ}C$, the activation was carried out under the condition of a water vapor flow rate of 200 ml/min. In order to analyze the pore structure of activated carbon fibers, the specific surface area ($S_{BET}$) was measured by the adsorption/desorption isotherm of nitrogen gas and AFM analysis was performed for the surface analysis. Tensile tests were also conducted to investigate the effect of the pore structure on mechanical properties of fibers. As a result, the $S_{BET}$ of fibers after the activation showed a value of $448{\sim}902m^2/g$, the tensile strength decreased 58.16~84.92% and the tensile modulus decreased to 69.81~83.89%.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국산업기술평가관리원

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