Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 983–988 | Cite as

Facile Self-templating Melting Route Preparation of Biomass-derived Hierarchical Porous Carbon for Advanced Supercapacitors

  • Can Wang
  • Dianyu Wang
  • Shuang Zheng
  • Xueqing Fang
  • Wenli Zhang
  • Ye Tian
  • Haibo LinEmail author
  • Haiyan LuEmail author
  • Lei Jiang


Biomass-derived porous carbons show great potential as electrode materials for supercapacitors due to the environmental friendliness. However, most of the carbonaceous electrode materials suffer from low specific capacitance and rate capacity because of the poor porosity. Here, we reported a simple and effective approach to prepare micro/nano-hierarchical structured carbon materials derived from rice husk by NaOH-KOH molten salt co-activation. The as-prepared activated carbons exhibit high porosity and suitable pore size distributions for more electrolyte ion adsorption, which are all beneficial for achieving remarkable electrochemical performances, such as high specific capacitance(194.6 F/g), excellent rate capability(retention of 85.9%) and outstanding cycling stability. Thus, the above biomass-derived carbon materials with high porosity and micro/nano structures obtained by co-activation method offered a new insight into novel electrode material for the use in energy storage systems with high energy density and excellent rate performance.


Porosity co-Activation Electrode material Electrolyte Supercapacitor 


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Facile self-templating melting route preparation of biomass-derived hierarchical porous carbon for advanced supercapacitors


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© Jilin University, The Editorial Department of Chemical Research in Chinese Universities and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Can Wang
    • 1
  • Dianyu Wang
    • 1
  • Shuang Zheng
    • 2
  • Xueqing Fang
    • 3
  • Wenli Zhang
    • 1
  • Ye Tian
    • 4
  • Haibo Lin
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  • Haiyan Lu
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  • Lei Jiang
    • 4
    • 6
  1. 1.College of ChemistryJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China
  3. 3.School of Materials Science and EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinP. R. China
  4. 4.Technical Institute of Physics and ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China
  5. 5.Guangdong Guanghua Sci-Tech Co., Ltd.ShantouP. R. China
  6. 6.School of ChemistryBeihang UniversityBeijingP. R. China

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