Summary of Research Project Results under JSPS FY2003
"Research for the Future Program"

1.Research Institution Shinshu University
2.University-Industry Cooperative Research Committee 117th Committee on Carbon Materials ,155th Committee on Fluorine Chemistry
3.Term of Project FY 1999 - FY 2003
4.Project Number 99R11701
5.Title of Project Basic Science and Applications of Nanocarbons Developed for Advanced Energy Devices

6.Project Leader
Name InstitutionCDepartment Title of Position
Morinobu , Endo Shinshu University, Faculty of Engineering Professor

7.Core Members

Names Institution,Department Title of Position
Tsuyoshi, Nakajima Aichi Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering Professor
Toshiaki, Enoki Tokyo Institute of Technology, Faculty of Science Professor
Yoshio, Nishi Sony Corporation, Executive Vice President Executive Officer

8.Summary of Research Results

Following results has been obtained by the present project.
1) Carbon based anode materials for lithium ion battery have been developed from view point of NanoCarbons in which the structure is controlled in the range of nanometer scale to fit the applications, and present concept has been contributed to basic science as well as practical application of energy devices such as LIB and capacitors.
2) Especially the B-doping is established and contributed to commercial cell for the 3rd generation cell-phones technology. N doping is also shown as interesting specie of dopant for nanocarbons.
3) The concept of nanocarbon has been developed by initiation of the present project, and the relationships between the performances and structure controlled carbon are established by termination of the dangling bonds of carbon hexagon layer, grapheme, by F.
4) The electronic structure has been calculated as a function of the ribbon model structure of grapheme layer. And also specific small angle X-ray diffraction was successfully applied for characterization method of nanocarbons.
5) The model of nano pore structure in porous carbons has been proposed, and their size and structure can be designed in relation with the size of solvated ions for advanced electric double layer capacitor. The results have been contributed to both in science as well as in technical point of view, for large scale application of EDLC.
6) The concept of nanocarbons started firstly from present project has been spread in world level in science community and such concept has been used in the conference..

9.Key Words
(1)Lithium Ion Battery   (2)Electric Double Layer Capacitor   (3)Anode Material
(4)Fuel Cell   (5)Porous Carbon   (6)Doping
(7)Nanocarbons   (8)Carbon Nanotube