Journal of Materials Science, Vol.54, No.13, 9632-9642, 2019
Plasma-induced synthesis of boron and nitrogen co-doped reduced graphene oxide for super-capacitors
Boron and nitrogen co-doped reduced graphene oxide (BN-rGO) materials were prepared via a facile dielectric barrier discharge plasma treatment method. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results demonstrated that the boron content in the boron-doped rGO (B-rGO) and BN-rGO is 1.21at.% and 1.41at.%, while the nitrogen content in the nitrogen-doped rGO (N-rGO) and BN-rGO is 2.12at.% and 2.69at.%, respectively. The doping of heteroatoms significantly improves the capacitance of the as-synthesized materials, giving BN-rGO a highly enhanced capacitance of 350Fg(-1) at a current density of 0.5Ag(-1), which is 2.36, 1.46 and 1.21 times higher than that of rGO, B-rGO or N-rGO, respectively.