The effects of heat-treatment and guest adsorption on the structure and electronic/magnetic properties were investigated for zeolite templated carbon (ZTC) by using potassium, bromine, and helium as guest species. ZTC consists of a curved graphene network, which has regularly arranged nanopores with a periodicity of 1.4 nm. X-ray diffraction and Raman spectra reveal that the regular nanopore structure is preserved during vacuum heat-treatment (<380 °C) and potassium adsorption process. On the other hand, bromine adsorption is found to destroy the nanopore structure. Helium atoms adsorbed in the nanospace participate in the energy dissipation of the radical spins in ZTC through collisions with the spins.
- A. Nanostructures
- B. Vapor deposition
- C. X-ray diffraction
- D. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)