Chemical and micro-structural changes in glass-like carbon during high temperature heat treatment

Yun Soo Lim, Hee Seok Kim, Myung Soo Kim, Nam Hee Cho, Sahn Nahm

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A glass-like carbon was fabricated using furan resin. The influence of heat treatment temperature during fabrication process on the chemical and micro-structural changes was studied by various analytical and spectroscopic methods including TGA, FT-IR, CHN, TEM and XRD. The chemical resistance properties of the fabricated glass-like carbon were also investigated. It has been found that the heat-treated samples at higher temperature up to 2600°C in N2 atmosphere had little weight loss, small amounts of functional groups, and high carbon content. The fabricated glass-like carbons upon heat treatment at 2600°C showed an amorphous stage without any grain growth and/or reconstruction of structure. The glass-like carbon had much better chemical resistance than the artificial graphite, and exhibited a high chemical resistance due to its low surface areas, minimum impurities, and low graphite crystallites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr


  • Glass-like carbon
  • Microstructure
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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