The Impact of Surface Chemistry on Bio-derived Carbon Performance as Supercapacitor Electrodes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622258
Title:
The Impact of Surface Chemistry on Bio-derived Carbon Performance as Supercapacitor Electrodes
Authors:
Alshareef, Husam N. ( 0000-0001-5029-2142 ) ; Whitehair, Daniel; Xia, Chuan ( 0000-0003-4526-159X )
Abstract:
In this study, we demonstrate that highly functionalized and porous carbons can be derived from palm-leaf waste using the template-free facile synthesis process. The derived carbons have high content of nitrogen dopant, high surface area, and various defects. Moreover, these carbons exhibit a high electrical conductivity (107 S m−1). Thanks to the high content of edge N (64.3%) and highly microporous nature (82% of microspores), these biomass-derived carbons show promising performance when used as supercapacitor electrodes. To be specific, these carbonaceous materials show a specific capacitance as high as 197 and 135 F g−1 at 2 and 20 A g−1 in three-electrode configuration, respectively. Furthermore, the symmetrical cells using palm-leaf-derived carbon show an energy density of 8.4 Wh Kg−1 at a power density of 0.64 kW Kg−1, with high cycling life stability (∼8% loss after 10,000 continuous charge–discharge cycles at 20 A g−1). Interestingly, as the power density increases from 4.4 kW kg−1 to 36.8 kW kg−1, the energy density drops slowly from 8.4 Wh kg−1 to 3.4 Wh kg−1. Getting such extremely high power density without significant loss of energy density indicates that these palm-leaf-derived carbons have excellent electrode performance as supercapacitor electrodes.
KAUST Department:
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
Alshareef NH, Whitehair D, Xia C (2016) The Impact of Surface Chemistry on Bio-derived Carbon Performance as Supercapacitor Electrodes. Journal of Electronic Materials. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11664-016-5206-x.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Journal of Electronic Materials
Issue Date:
23-Dec-2016
DOI:
10.1007/s11664-016-5206-x
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0361-5235; 1543-186X
Sponsors:
Research reported in this publication has been supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). NHA would like to thank the KAUST High School staff, particularly Dr. Christos N. Hadjichristidis for several useful discus- sions, and Ms. Edwige Thivin-Boutry for her kind advice throughout the personal project research.
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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11664-016-5206-x
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Articles; Materials Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorAlshareef, Husam N.en
dc.contributor.authorWhitehair, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorXia, Chuanen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-02T08:42:40Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-02T08:42:40Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-23en
dc.identifier.citationAlshareef NH, Whitehair D, Xia C (2016) The Impact of Surface Chemistry on Bio-derived Carbon Performance as Supercapacitor Electrodes. Journal of Electronic Materials. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11664-016-5206-x.en
dc.identifier.issn0361-5235en
dc.identifier.issn1543-186Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11664-016-5206-xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622258-
dc.description.abstractIn this study, we demonstrate that highly functionalized and porous carbons can be derived from palm-leaf waste using the template-free facile synthesis process. The derived carbons have high content of nitrogen dopant, high surface area, and various defects. Moreover, these carbons exhibit a high electrical conductivity (107 S m−1). Thanks to the high content of edge N (64.3%) and highly microporous nature (82% of microspores), these biomass-derived carbons show promising performance when used as supercapacitor electrodes. To be specific, these carbonaceous materials show a specific capacitance as high as 197 and 135 F g−1 at 2 and 20 A g−1 in three-electrode configuration, respectively. Furthermore, the symmetrical cells using palm-leaf-derived carbon show an energy density of 8.4 Wh Kg−1 at a power density of 0.64 kW Kg−1, with high cycling life stability (∼8% loss after 10,000 continuous charge–discharge cycles at 20 A g−1). Interestingly, as the power density increases from 4.4 kW kg−1 to 36.8 kW kg−1, the energy density drops slowly from 8.4 Wh kg−1 to 3.4 Wh kg−1. Getting such extremely high power density without significant loss of energy density indicates that these palm-leaf-derived carbons have excellent electrode performance as supercapacitor electrodes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch reported in this publication has been supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). NHA would like to thank the KAUST High School staff, particularly Dr. Christos N. Hadjichristidis for several useful discus- sions, and Ms. Edwige Thivin-Boutry for her kind advice throughout the personal project research.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11664-016-5206-xen
dc.subjectPalm-leaf-derived carbonen
dc.subjectsupercapacitoren
dc.subjectenergy storageen
dc.subjecthigh energy densityen
dc.titleThe Impact of Surface Chemistry on Bio-derived Carbon Performance as Supercapacitor Electrodesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Electronic Materialsen
kaust.authorAlshareef, Husam N.en
kaust.authorWhitehair, Danielen
kaust.authorXia, Chuanen
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