3D hierarchical porous graphene aerogel with tunable meso-pores on graphene nanosheets for high-performance energy storage

Ren, Long, Hui, K. N., Hui, K. S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7089-7587, Liu, Yundan, Qi, Xiang, Zhong, Jianxin, Du, Yi and Yang, Jianping (2015) 3D hierarchical porous graphene aerogel with tunable meso-pores on graphene nanosheets for high-performance energy storage. Scientific Reports, 5. ISSN 2045-2322

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New and novel 3D hierarchical porous graphene aerogels (HPGA) with uniform and tunable meso-pores (e.g., 21 and 53 nm) on graphene nanosheets (GNS) were prepared by a hydrothermal self-assembly process and an in-situ carbothermal reaction. The size and distribution of the meso-pores on the individual GNS were uniform and could be tuned by controlling the sizes of the Co<inf>3</inf>O<inf>4</inf> NPs used in the hydrothermal reaction. This unique architecture of HPGA prevents the stacking of GNS and promises more electrochemically active sites that enhance the electrochemical storage level significantly. HPGA, as a lithium-ion battery anode, exhibited superior electrochemical performance, including a high reversible specific capacity of 1100 mAh/g at a current density of 0.1 A/g, outstanding cycling stability and excellent rate performance. Even at a large current density of 20 A/g, the reversible capacity was retained at 300 mAh/g, which is larger than that of most porous carbon-based anodes reported, suggesting it to be a promising candidate for energy storage. The proposed 3D HPGA is expected to provide an important platform that can promote the development of 3D topological porous systems in a range of energy storage and generation fields.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/affordable_and_clean_energy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Energy Materials Laboratory
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024 02:14
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60642
DOI: 10.1038/srep14229


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