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Carbon aerogels from bacterial nanocellulose as anodes for lithium ion batteries

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Abstract

Carbon aerogels with large open pores and high surface area are fabricated via pyrolysis of a readily available natural resource, e.g., bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) aerogels. Freeze-drying of the BNC hydrogels is used to preserve the 3D open network structure upon calcination whereas using Fe(III) improves the yield and H/C ratio. These carbon aerogels are explored as anodes in lithium ion batteries where it is shown that they deliver superior capacity retention and rate performance compared to other carbon-based materials.

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2013, accepted on 26 Mar 2014 and first published on 02 Apr 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47853J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 17549-17554
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    Carbon aerogels from bacterial nanocellulose as anodes for lithium ion batteries

    L. Wang, C. Schütz, G. Salazar-Alvarez and M. Titirici, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 17549
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47853J

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