Synthesis of mesoporous carbon by using polymer blend as template for the high power supercapacitor

Kai Wen Chang, Zheng Yi Lim, Fang Yi Du, Yi Lin Yang, Chia Hsien Chang, Chi Chang Hu, Hong Ping Lin

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The mesoporous carbon hollow spheres with high surface area, mesoporous shell (pore size > 7.0 nm) and macroporous interior (> 50.0 nm) have been easily prepared by using gelatin-phenol formaldehyde polymer blend as organic template. Because of short diffusion pathways, the existence of the ion-buffering reservoirs, and the absence of microspores, the mesoporous carbon hollow spheres demonstrate a large specific capacitance of about 132 Fg- 1 at scan rate of 25 mVs- 1, and superior retention (≈ 90%) in capacitance even at high scan rate to 1000 mVs- 1. In addition, the cyclic voltammetry (CV) profiles of the resulted carbons retain symmetrically rectangular shape at all voltage sweep rate between 25 and 1000 mVs- 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-451
Number of pages4
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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