Special Issue "Waste-Derived Carbon Materials for Energy Storage"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Young Soo Yun
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Guest Editor
KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology, Korea University, Republic of Korea
Interests: carbon materials; pyropolymer; rechargeable batteries; supercapacitors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental pollution caused by waste plastics and the depletion of fossil fuels are two important global issues that require technological innovation for upcycling materials from waste plastics and eco-friendly power sources. The two issues can be solved by the development of waste-derived carbon materials and their application as electrodes for next-generation energy storage devices. This Special Issue aims to publish the subjects; preparation process, analysis, physicochemical properties of waste-derived carbon materials and their applications in energy storage fields. However, the topic will be not limited to the areas listed above.

Prof. Young Soo Yun
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Porous carbon
  • Activated carbon
  • Functional carbon
  • Nanocarbon
  • Nanostructured carbon
  • Graphitic carbon
  • Amorphous carbon
  • Disordered carbon
  • Hard carbon
  • Soft carbon
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Graphene
  • Graphene nanoribbon
  • Fullerene
  • Nanodiamond
  • Diamond-related carbon
  • Carbonization
  • Pyrolysis
  • Electrode
  • Supercapacitor
  • Li/Na/K/Mg/Ca/Al ion batteries
  • Energy storage devices
  • Other carbon-related materials and energy storage devices

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Intensification of Pseudocapacitance by Nanopore Engineering on Waste-Bamboo-Derived Carbon as a Positive Electrode for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Materials 2019, 12(17), 2733; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12172733 - 26 Aug 2019
Abstract
Nanoporous carbon, including redox-active functional groups, can be a promising active electrode material (AEM) as a positive electrode for lithium-ion batteries owing to its high electrochemical performance originating from the host-free surface-driven charge storage process. This study examined the effects of the nanopore [...] Read more.
Nanoporous carbon, including redox-active functional groups, can be a promising active electrode material (AEM) as a positive electrode for lithium-ion batteries owing to its high electrochemical performance originating from the host-free surface-driven charge storage process. This study examined the effects of the nanopore size on the pseudocapacitance of the nanoporous carbon materials using nanopore-engineered carbon-based AEMs (NE-C-AEMs). The pseudocapacitance of NE-C-AEMs was intensified, when the pore diameter was ≥2 nm in a voltage range of 1.0~4.8 V vs Li+/Li under the conventional carbonate-based electrolyte system, showing a high specific capacity of ~485 mA·h·g−1. In addition, the NE-C-AEMs exhibited high rate capabilities at current ranges from 0.2 to 4.0 A·g−1 as well as stable cycling behavior for more than 300 cycles. The high electrochemical performance of NE-C-AEMs was demonstrated by full-cell tests with a graphite nanosheet anode, where a high specific energy and power of ~345 Wh·kg−1 and ~6100 W·Kg−1, respectively, were achieved. Full article
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