Facilely prepared, N, O-codoped nanosheet derived from pre-functionalized polymer as supercapacitor electrodes

Jun Wang, Ting Yang, Zheling Zeng, Shuguang Deng

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Abstract

Nitrogen and oxygen codoped carbon nanosheets derived from pre-functionalized polymer were prepared using a facile direct pyrolysis method. The carbon microstructures are tunable with micro- and mesopore size distribution and a large specific surface area (1628.9–2146.1 m2 g−1). Furthermore, a significant morphology change, from carbon granules to carbon nanosheets, occurred at an annealing temperature of 1273 K. The unique carbon sheet morphology guaranteed a good specific capacitance of 246.4 F g−1 at 0.5 A g−1 in 1 M H2SO4 aqueous solution and an excellent rate capability with a retention of 87.9% at 5 A g−1 as coin cell. The outstanding capacitance attributes to the combination of pseudocapacitance due to the N,O dual-doping and unique nanosheet morphology. Moreover, its outstanding cycling performance with 95% retention over 10,000 cycles at 10 A g−1 and an acceptable energy density of 8.6 Wh kg−1 at 0.2 A g−1 make the N,O-codoped carbon nanosheet potent and promising electrode material for high performance supercapacitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics
Volume506
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2018

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Keywords

  • Dual doped carbon
  • Excellent rate retention
  • Supercapacitor
  • Thin carbon sheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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