Jump to main content
Jump to site search


Direct Conversion of CO2 to Meso/Macro-Porous Frameworks of Surface-Microporous Graphene for Efficient Asymmetrical Supercapacitors

Abstract

CO2 conversion to useful materials is the most attractive approach to control its content in the atmosphere. An ideal electrode material for supercapacitors should possess suitable meso/macro-pores as electrolyte reservoirs and rich micro-pores as places for the adsorption of electrolyte ions. Herein, we designed and synthesized such an ideal material, meso/macro-porous frameworks of surface-microporous graphene (MFSMG), from CO2 via its one-step exothermic reaction with potassium. Furthermore, the MFSMG electrode exhibited a high gravimetric capacitance of 178 F/g at 0.2 A/g in 2 M KOH and retained 85% capacitance after increasing current density by 50 times. The combination of the MFSMG electrode with the activated carbon (AC) electrode constructed an asymmetrical AC//MFSMG capacitor, leading to a high capacitance of 242.4 F/g for MFSMG and 97.4 F/g for AC. With the extended potential, the asymmetrical capacitor achieved the improved energy density of 9.43 Wh/kg and power density of 3504 W/kg. This work provides a novel solution to solve CO2 issue and creates an efficient electrode material for supercapacitors.

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 08 Aug 2017, accepted on 11 Oct 2017 and first published on 11 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA07003A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
  •   Request permissions

    Direct Conversion of CO2 to Meso/Macro-Porous Frameworks of Surface-Microporous Graphene for Efficient Asymmetrical Supercapacitors

    L. Chang, D. Stacchiola and Y. H. Hu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA07003A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements