Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.582, 852-858, 2021
Facile construction of uniform ultramicropores in porous carbon for advanced sodium-ion battery
Facile fabrication of anode materials with low cost, good rate capability and high capacity is a critical factor towards developing sodium-ion battery for practical applications. Herein, a N, O co-doped porous carbon with uniform ultramicropores (NOPC-UM), is synthesized by an in-situ ultramicro templating strategy, and demonstrated as a high-performance sodium-ion storage material. Key to this strategy is employment of an inherent KCl as untramicro template, which leads to formation of uniform size of ultramicropores and heteroatoms (i.e., N and O) doping after high-temperature pyrolysis. The as-constructed NOPC-UM delivers a large capacity of 305 mAh g(-1), accompanying with a 93% specific capacity below 1.00 V, and superior cycling stability about 100% after 4000 cycles. These attractive electrochemical performances endow NOPC-UM with impressive potential use as anode materials of sodium-ion battery. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.