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Why some carbons may or may not graphitize? The point of view of thermodynamics

Philippe Ouzilleau, Aïmen E. Gheribi, Patrice Chartrand, Gervais Soucy and Marc Monthioux

Article (2019)

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Not all carbons graphitize in equal measure. Some will develop a structure which approaches the one of perfect graphite (graphitizable carbons) upon heat treatment, while others will not (non-graphitizable carbons). The present work develops a phenomenological model for the conceptual understanding of graphitizability (capacity to graphitize). To support this model, a mathematical formalism, inspired from thermodynamics, is proposed to calculate the Ultimate Graphitizability (eta(g)) of some graphitizable and non-graphitizable carbon materials. eta(g) is the average interlayer spacing (d(002)) of a graphenic carbon following graphitization at similar to 3400 K. eta(g) can be estimated assuming a topological graphitization mechanism operating between 1700 K and 3400 K. Two independent variables define eta(g): d(002) (T alpha) and d(002) (T beta). T alpha and T beta are arbitrarily selected temperatures between 1700 K and 2550 K (the graphitization threshold). In order to better understand the parameters affecting d(002) (T-alpha) and d(002) (T-beta), new carbonization/ graphitization experimental results are presented. These suggest that d(002)(T-alpha) and d(002) (T-beta) are correlated to the oxygen/hydrogen composition ratio and the relative mesoscale crystallite orientation of some graphitizable carbons following the end of primary carbonization. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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transmission electron-microscopy; x-ray-diffraction; electrochemical properties; coke crystallites; phase-transitions; heat-treatment; carbonization; microtexture; sulfur; behavior

Subjects: 1800 Chemical engineering > 1803 Thermodynamics
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Research Center: CRCT - Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry
Funders: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Alcoa, Hydro Aluminium, Constellium, Rio Tinto, FRQNT
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/5067/
Journal Title: Carbon (vol. 149)
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.018
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.018
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2023 14:04
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 02:25
Cite in APA 7: Ouzilleau, P., Gheribi, A. E., Chartrand, P., Soucy, G., & Monthioux, M. (2019). Why some carbons may or may not graphitize? The point of view of thermodynamics. Carbon, 149, 419-435. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.018


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