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Adv Mater. 2017 Sep;29(35). doi: 10.1002/adma.201702268. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Ultra-High Pyridinic N-Doped Porous Carbon Monolith Enabling High-Capacity K-Ion Battery Anodes for Both Half-Cell and Full-Cell Applications.

Xie Y1,2, Chen Y1,2, Liu L1,2, Tao P1,2, Fan M1,2, Xu N1,2, Shen X1,2, Yan C1,2.

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Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials Innovations, College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, 215006, China.
Key Laboratory of Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable Energy Technologies of Jiangsu Province, Soochow University, Suzhou, 215006, China.


An ultrahigh pyridinic N-content-doped porous carbon monolith is reported, and the content of pyridinic N reaches up to 10.1% in overall material (53.4 ± 0.9% out of 18.9 ± 0.4% N content), being higher than most of previously reported N-doping carbonaceous materials, which exhibit greatly improved electrochemical performance for potassium storage, especially in term of the high reversible capacity. Remarkably, the pyridinic N-doped porous carbon monolith (PNCM) electrode exhibits high initial charge capacity of 487 mAh g-1 at a current density of 20 mA g-1 , which is one of the highest reversible capacities among all carbonaceous anodes for K-ion batteries. Moreover, the K-ion full cell is successfully assembled, demonstrating a high practical energy density of 153.5 Wh kg-1 . These results make PNCM promising for practical application in energy storage devices and encourage more investigations on a similar potassium storage system.


3D porous structures; K+ full cells; battery anodes; carbon monoliths


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