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Sparsely Pillared Graphene Materials for High-Performance Supercapacitors: Improving Ion Transport and Storage Capacity

Banda, Harish and Périé, Sandy and Daffos, Barbara and Taberna, Pierre-Louis and Dubois, Lionel and Crosnier, Olivier and Simon, Patrice and Lee, Daniel and De Paëpe, Gaël and Duclairoir, Florence Sparsely Pillared Graphene Materials for High-Performance Supercapacitors: Improving Ion Transport and Storage Capacity. (2019) ACS Nano, 13 (2). 1443-1453. ISSN 1936-0851

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b07102


Graphene-based materials are extensively studied as promising candidates for supercapacitors (SCs) owing to the high surface area, electrical conductivity, and mechanical flexibility of graphene. Reduced graphene oxide (RGO), a close graphene-like material studied for SCs, offers limited specific capacitances (100 F·g–1) as the reduced graphene sheets partially restack through π–π interactions. This paper presents pillared graphene materials designed to minimize such graphitic restacking by cross-linking the graphene sheets with a bifunctional pillar molecule. Solid-state NMR, X-ray diffraction, and electrochemical analyses reveal that the synthesized materials possess covalently cross-linked graphene galleries that offer additional sites for ion sorption in SCs. Indeed, high specific capacitances in SCs are observed for the graphene materials synthesized with an optimized number of pillars. Specifically, the straightforward synthesis of a graphene hydrogel containing pillared structures and an interconnected porous network delivered a material with gravimetric capacitances two times greater than that of RGO (200 F·g–1vs 107 F·g–1) and volumetric capacitances that are nearly four times larger (210 F·cm–3vs 54 F·cm–3). Additionally, despite the presence of pillars inside the graphene galleries, the optimized materials show efficient ion transport characteristics. This work therefore brings perspectives for the next generation of high-performance SCs.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02079872
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Collège de France (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris - ENSCP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier - ENSCM (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (FRANCE)
Other partners > Sorbonne Université (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Grenoble Alpes - UGA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Nantes (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Picardie Jules Verne (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour - UPPA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Haute Alsace - UHA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Montpellier (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:07 Nov 2019 12:24

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