, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp 4333–4340 | Cite as

Nitrogen-doped 3D web-like interconnected porous carbon prepared by a simple method for supercapacitors

  • Li Na Kong
  • Wang Yang
  • Li Su
  • Shuai Guo Hao
  • Guang Jie ShaoEmail author
  • Xiu Juan QinEmail author
Original Paper


Carbon-based materials have always been a hot issue of research as important electrode materials for supercapacitors. Their capacitance characteristics depend on specific surface area, pore size distribution, and chemical composition etc. In this report, we utilize sodium citrate as a carbon source and melamine and urea as nitrogen sources. We prepared two types of nitrogen-doped hierarchical porous carbons using a simple and environmentally friendly method for supercapacitors in an aqueous solution containing 6 mol/L KOH. The results show, when melamine was used as a nitrogen source, benefit from a larger BET surface area of 819.5463 m2/g, and higher nitrogen content 4.14% show a higher specific capacitance characteristics 383F g−1 at 0.3A g−1 and high capacity retention of 99.6% after 10,000 cycles compared with the product of urea as a nitrogen source.


Nitrogen doped Porous carbon Supercapacitor 



This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51674221 and 51704261) and the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (B2018203330 and B2018203360).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hebei Key Laboratory of applied chemistry, College of Environmental and Chemical EngineeringYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina
  2. 2.State key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina

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