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Heteroatom doped carbonaceous electrode materials for high performance energy storage devices

Abstract

The development of cost affordable and efficient catalysts for speeding up electrode reactions is a key for boosting up the commercial viability of fuel cells, metal air batteries and other energy production and storage devices. Although state of the art platinum demonstrates excellent performance as electrode material, however, its susceptibility to poisoning, high cost and limited availability have blocked the road for large scale commercialization of Pt based energy conversion/storage devices. In this connection carbon nanomaterials are attractive choices on account of their corrosion resistant properties, affordable cost, widespread availability, unique surface features, environmentally acceptable nature and practical capability for addressing the global energy challenge. Moreover, the catalytic role of carbon nanomaterials is expected to be further upgraded by the incorporation of dopants into their frame work. Hence, the current review article is at the heart of underscoring the recent progress achieved under the umbrella of heteroatom doped carbons to accelerate reactions in advanced energy generation devices.

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The article was received on 12 Nov 2017, accepted on 21 Mar 2018 and first published on 21 Mar 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00548B
Citation: Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Heteroatom doped carbonaceous electrode materials for high performance energy storage devices

    A. Shah, A. Zahid, H. Subhan, A. Munir, F. J. Iftikhar and M. Akbar, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00548B

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