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1. Capturing Carbon Dioxide as a Polymer from Natural Gas
Chih-Chau Hwang, Josiah J. Tour, Carter Kittrell, Laura Espinal, Jim M. Tour, Lawrence Alemany
Natural gas is considered the cleanest and recently the most abundant fossil fuel source, yet when
it is extracted from wells, it often contains >10 mole% CO2 which is generally vented to the
atmosphere. Efforts are underway to contain this CO2 ...
2. Carbon Storage Properties of OMS-2 Manganese Oxide
Lan (Lan) Li, Eric J Cockayne, Laura Espinal, Winnie K Wong-Ng
Manganese oxide OMS-2 material, also known as alpha-MnO2, exhibits CO2 sorption hysteresis at pressures > 7 bar. Our experiments show that the hysteretic behavior strongly depends on time, temperature and pressure. To understand the atomic structures ...
3. First-principles Studies of Carbon Dioxide Adsorption in
Cryptomelane/Hollandite-Type Manganese Dioxide
Lan Li, Eric J Cockayne, Laura Espinal, Winnie K Wong-Ng
Carbon capture with porous solid state materials requires temperature and/or pressure
cycles to absorb and then desorb carbon dioxide (CO2). A critical challenge in
developing engineered materials for low-energy-cost carbon capture and storage
4. Flexible Metal Organic Framework Compound, Ni(1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene)[Ni(CN)4]n, for CO2 Sorption Applications
Winnie K Wong-Ng, Jeffrey T Culp, Yu-Sheng Chen, Laura Espinal, Andrew John Allen, Daniel W Siderius, Craig M Brown, Wendy Queen, Peter Zavalij, Christopher Matranga
New sorbent materials are required for carbon capture because coal-fired electrical power plants, the largest emitters of this greenhouse gas, will continue to produce much of our nation‰s electricity for at least several decades. Within the family o ...
5. High Resolution Reference X-ray Diffraction Pattern for Bis(2-methylimidazolyl)-Zinc, C8H10N4Zn (ZIF-8)
Winnie K Wong-Ng, James A Kaduk, Laura Espinal, Matthew Suchomel, Andrew John Allen
The family of zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) compounds are efficient sorbent materials that can be used for catalytic, ion exchange, gas storage and gas separation applications. A high resolution reference x-ray powder diffraction pattern for o ...
6. Improved Synthesis and Crystal Structure of the Flexible Pillared Layer Porous Coordination Polymer: Ni(1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene)[Ni(CN)4]
Winnie K Wong-Ng, Jeffrey T Culp, Yu-Sheng Chen, Peter Zavalij, Laura Espinal, Daniel W Siderius, Andrew John Allen, Steve Scheins, Christopher Matranga
A new method of synthesis was developed for the flexible coordination polymer Ni(L)[Ni(CN)4], L=1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene (bpene) to increase its CO2 sorption uptake. The structure of the newly synthesized bpene has been determined by synchrotron X ...
7. Interrogating the Carbon and Oxygen K-edge NEXAFS of a CO2-dosed Hyperbranched Aminosilica
Laura Espinal, Martin L Green, Dean M DeLongchamp, Watcharop Chaikittisilp, Jarod Chrystopher Horn, Miles Sakwa-Novak, Cherno Jaye, Daniel A Fischer, Nicholas Brunelli, Christopher Jones
Near edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy was used to study the adsorption of CO2 in a hyperbranched aminosilica (HAS) compound, a porous solid state material with great potential for carbon capture applications. After dosing a ...
8. Investigation of NaY Zeolite with Adsorbed CO2 by Neutron Powder Diffraction
Winnie K Wong-Ng, James A. Kaduk, Qingzhen Huang, Laura Espinal, Lan (Lan) Li, Jacob W Burress
The crystal structure of dehydrated NaY zeolite (Na-FAU structure type) with and without adsorbed CO2 has been determined at 4K and at room temperature (RT) using neutron powder diffraction techniques. The CO2-containing sample was prepared at -78 °C ...
9. Materials Challenges in Carbon Mitigation Technologies
Laura Espinal, Bryan D. Morreale
Thermochemical conversion of fossil fuels currently dominates the national and global energy portfolio, with the most notable being the stationary power production and transportation vehicles sectors. As global energy demand continues to increase, p ...
10. Measurement, Standards, and Data Needs for CO2 Capture Materials: A Critical Review
Laura Espinal, Dianne L Poster, Winnie K Wong-Ng, Andrew John Allen, Martin L Green
The commercial deployment of cost-effective carbon capture technology is hindered partially by the lack of a proper suite of materials-related standards, data, and measurement methods, which would provide critical information for the systematic desig ...