The effect of graphene oxide reduction temperature on the kinetics of low-temperature sorption of hydrogen

The effect of thermal reduction of graphene oxide on the hydrogen sorption and desorption kinetics was studied by temperature-programmed desorption in the 7–120 K temperature range. The heat treatment of graphene oxide samples resulted in a decrease in the activation energy for hydrogen diffusion by more than an order of magnitude (by a factor of 12–13) compared with the initial graphite oxide. This change in the activation energy is, most likely, caused by exfoliation (loosening) of the graphite oxide carbon sheets upon the thermal removal of intercalated water, which changes the sorption character by decreasing the influence of the opposite walls in the interlayer spaces.