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Facile Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon Spheres Using 3D Cubic Fe-KIT‑6 by CVD Technique for the Application of Active Electrode Materials in Supercapacitors

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posted on 05.12.2018, 14:03 by Govindarasu Gunasekaran Karthikeyan, Ganesan Boopathi, Arumugam Pandurangan
Mesoporous carbon spheres (MCS-750, MCS-800, MCS-850, MCS-900, and MCS-950) have been synthesized by a facile strategy with low temperature and rapid chemical vapor deposition technique. The synthesized MCS possess relatively large surface area (570–670 m2 g–1), good graphitization, remarkable porosity, and redox functionalities on the surface of the synthesized MCS. Combination of these structural and surface properties of the synthesized MCS as an electrode material (MCS-850) showed an excellent charge-storage capacity with a specific capacitance of 338 F/g at 1 mV/s, 217 F/g at 0.5 A/g. MCS-850 shows long-term cycling stability with capacitive retention of more than 96% after 2000 cycles in 6 M KOH electrolyte. In addition, a fabricated two-electrode symmetric cell obtained 86% retention after 2000 cycles. The two-electrode symmetric device exhibited a specific capacitance of 63 F/g at 5 mV/s with an energy density of 7.1 Wh/kg.