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An unusual low-surface-area nitrogen doped carbon for ultrahigh gravimetric and volumetric capacitances

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Abstract

The popular pursuit of a high interior surface area, although leading to increasing capacitance records for carbon-based supercapacitor electrode materials, also produces low volumetric capacitances. We herein reported a porous nitrogen doped carbon material with a relatively low specific surface area of 403 m2 g−1 and a total pore volume of only 0.29 cm3 g−1, exhibiting a very high gravimetric capacitance of 400 F g−1 and a volumetric capacitance of 507 F cm−3 in a three-electrode system. Simultaneously, the energy density reaches 26.1 W h kg−1 at a power density of 200 W kg−1, and maintains 7.44 W h kg−1 at 5000 W kg−1, in a symmetric two-electrode test conducted in 6 M KOH solution. The result implies a maximized utilization of the interior surface and the significant capacitance contribution resulted from each unit surface, for which a systematic investigation on the critical structural features has been given.

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2018, accepted on 09 Apr 2018 and first published on 13 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA02198H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 8868-8873
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    An unusual low-surface-area nitrogen doped carbon for ultrahigh gravimetric and volumetric capacitances

    Z. X. Mao, C. Wang, Q. Shan, M. J. Wang, Y. Zhang, W. Ding, S. Chen, L. Li, J. Li and Z. Wei, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 8868
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TA02198H

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