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Review on recent advances in nitrogen-doped carbons: preparations and applications in supercapacitors

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Abstract

It is of great interest to develop new carbon-based materials as electrodes for supercapacitors because the conventional electrodes of activated carbons in supercapacitors cannot meet the ever-increasing demands for high energy and power densities for electronic devices. Due to their high electronic conductivity and improved hydrophilic properties, together with their easy syntheses and functionalization, N-doped carbons have shown a great potential in energy storage and conversion applications. In this review, after a brief introduction of electrochemical capacitors, we summarize the advances, in the recent six years, in the preparation methods of N-doped carbons for applications in supercapacitors. We also discuss and predict futuristic research trends towards the design and syntheses of N-doped carbons with unique properties for electrochemical energy storage.

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Submitted
26 Oct 2015
Accepted
25 Nov 2015
First published
27 Nov 2015

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 1144-1173
Article type
Review Article

Review on recent advances in nitrogen-doped carbons: preparations and applications in supercapacitors

Y. Deng, Y. Xie, K. Zou and X. Ji, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 1144
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA08620E

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