Gas Adsorption on Functionalized Nano-carbon Structures

Doped nano-carbons as CO2 adsorbers

Nano-carbons, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene, have the highest surface-to-volume ratios as well as several other advantageous properties that make them - with suitable functionalization - ideal for gas adsorption applications. This is precisely what is to be researched on these materials for the purpose of CO2 adsorption. Targeted structural modifications are to be used to achieve a material with an exceptionally high density of adsorption sites, which will enable efficient extraction of CO2 from air or other sources.


  • Doping of graphene
  • Doping of carbon nanotubes
  • Structure analysis
  • Adsorption and desorption measurements with spectroscopy


This research is funded by the Vector Foundation through the University of Tübingen in the project "NanoCO2 - Doped Nano-Carbons as CO2 Adsorbers".