Nitrogen Adsorption on Graphene Sponges Synthesized by Annealing a Mixture of Nickel and Carbon Powders

V. Grehov 1 , J. Kalnacs 1 , A. Mishnev 2 , and K. Kundzins 3
  • 1 Institute of Physical Energetics, , LV-1006, Riga, Latvia
  • 2 Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, , LV-1006, Riga, Latvia
  • 3 Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, LV-1063, Riga, Latvia


Adsorption by graphene sponge (GS) manufactured by annealing nickel-carbon powder mixture in inert atmosphere has been studied. By determining the specific surface area (SSA) for the GS sample, it has been found that Brunauer, Emmett, Teller method (BET) of approximation of experimental isotherms gives wrong results in the pressure range of 0.025–0.12 because adsorption in this pressure region is affected by walls of ampoule. Real SSA value has been found by subtracting pore effect method (SPE) or by BET approximation in a low range of relative pressure of 0.0004–0.002.

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