Template Synthesis of Activated Carbon for Supercapacitor
Activated carbon was fabricated by using phenolic resin as carbon source, tween-80 as organic template, KOH as activator. The samples were analyzed by N2 adsorption, scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge-discharge were used to characterize the electrochemical performance of the samples. The results showed that specific surface area of the prepared sample was 1935.99 m2/g, pore size was mainly in the range of 1.0～4.0 nm and showed typical capacitance characteristics in cyclic voltammetry. At a current density of 15mA/cm2, a specific capacitance of 246.18F/g was achieved and the resistance was 1.11Ω. Supercapacitors based on the sample had low ESR and excellent power property.
Yuan Ming Huang
R. Q. Wang et al., "Template Synthesis of Activated Carbon for Supercapacitor", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 663-665, pp. 568-571, 2011