Electrochemical synthesis of highly corrugated graphene sheets for high performance supercapacitors

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Authors: Abdelkader, A.M.

Journal: Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Volume: 3

Issue: 16

Pages: 8519-8525

eISSN: 2050-7496

ISSN: 2050-7488

DOI: 10.1039/c5ta00545k

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015. Highly corrugated graphene sheets with low susceptibility to re-stacking were prepared by electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO) in a molten salt bath. Oxygen functional groups were removed by depositing the reducing agent on a GO assembled cathode and also by direct electro-deoxygenation without generating reducing agents. The produced graphene derivative had electrical conductivity as high as 2300 S m -1 , and a specific surface area of 565 m 2 g -1 making it ideal as a supercapacitor with maximum specific capacitance of 255 F g -1 in 6 M KOH aqueous solution without the need for doping the graphene sheets. Further, the supercapacitor showed excellent cycling stability, retaining 95% of its initial capacitance after 5000 cycles of charge/discharge. Therefore, this material presents great promise for future design and large-scale production of affordable and high performance graphene electrodes for portable energy storage devices.

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