Nitrogen-rich hierarchical porous hollow carbon nanofibers for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes

Changzhen Zhan, Qiang Xu, Xiaoliang Yu, Qinghua Liang, Yu Bai, Zheng Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang

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Nitrogen-rich hierarchical porous hollow carbon nanofibers (HPCNFs) were synthesized by concentric electrospinning and subsequent KCl/K2CO3 activation. The obtained HPCNFs have quite high nitrogen content (14.4 wt%) and rational hierarchical porous structure, thus exhibiting a high specific capacitance of 293 F g-1, a superior specific areal capacitance of 40 μF cm-2 at 0.2 A g-1 and an excellent rate capability of 62.8% (185 F g-1) at 50 A g-1 in 6 M KOH electrolyte.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41473-41476
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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