Three‐dimensional nitrogen rich bubbled porous carbon sponge for supercapacitor & pressure sensing applications

Gopalakrishnan, Arthi and Yu, Aimin and Badhulika, Sushmee (2020) Three‐dimensional nitrogen rich bubbled porous carbon sponge for supercapacitor & pressure sensing applications. International Journal of Energy Research, 44 (9). pp. 7242-7253. ISSN 0363-907X

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Three-dimensional (3D) porous carbonaceous materials offer numerous merits such as light-weight, high surface area, flexibility, and thus hold immense potential in energy storage applications. In this work, we report preparation of nitrogen-rich free-standing compressible porous neuron-like carbon sponge using commercially available kitchen sponge by a facile, cost-effective, and scalable synthetic strategy. The unique neuron-like bubbled interconnected carbon structure with enhanced N/O functionalities improves the electrochemical performance by providing sufficient space for ion transport and large accessible surface-active sites. This material also delivers high current response under compressive stress acting as a pressure sensor. This bubbled carbon material achieves an improved specific capacitance of 268.5 F g−1 at 0.5 A g−1. As a self-supporting electrode in a symmetrical supercapacitor cell, it still delivers a good specific capacitance of 167 F g−1 at 0.35 A g−1, retaining 92.5% of capacitance over 7000 charge/discharge cycles. Furthermore, the device delivers a maximum energy density of 14.8 Wh Kg−1, demonstrating its immense potential for multi-functional applications owing to its unique features.

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Gopalakrishnan, ArthiUNSPECIFIED
Badhulika, SushmeeUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbonaceous materials; Charge/discharge cycle; Electrochemical performance; Energy storage applications; Specific capacitance; Surface active sites; Synthetic strategies; Threedimensional (3-d)
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 06:37
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 06:37
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