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Materials 2018, 11(2), 209;

Synthesis and Characterization of “Ravine-Like” BCN Compounds with High Capacitance

College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021, China
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Received: 22 December 2017 / Revised: 24 January 2018 / Accepted: 26 January 2018 / Published: 29 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energetic Materials and Processes)
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A series of “ravine-like” boron carbonitrides (abbreviation: BCN) were synthesized by a green precursor pyrolysis method at different temperatures (about 700–1100 °C). The highest electrochemical performance of BCN-800 (Named BCN-temperature) electrode was observed, because the “ravine-like” structure can significantly increase the contact area and improve the wettability between electrode and electrolyte. The BCN electrode exhibited ultrahigh specific capacitance 805.9 F/g (at a current density of 0.2 A/g), excellent rate capability, and good cycling stability (91%) after 3000 cycles at a current density of 8 A/g, showing high potential applications in supercapacitors. View Full-Text
Keywords: pyrolysis; boron carbonitride; electrochemical performance; supercapacitors pyrolysis; boron carbonitride; electrochemical performance; supercapacitors

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Chen, D.; Huang, Y.; Hu, X.; Li, R.; Qian, Y.; Li, D. Synthesis and Characterization of “Ravine-Like” BCN Compounds with High Capacitance. Materials 2018, 11, 209.

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