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Zhen Shang, Xingye An, Shuangxi Nie, Na Li, Haibing Cao, Zhengbai Cheng, Hongbin Liu, Yonghao Ni, Liqin Liu. Design of B/N Co-doped micro/meso porous carbon electrodes from CNF/BNNS/ZIF-8 nanocomposites for advanced supercapacitors[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts, 2023, 8(3): 292-305. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2023.05.002
Citation: Zhen Shang, Xingye An, Shuangxi Nie, Na Li, Haibing Cao, Zhengbai Cheng, Hongbin Liu, Yonghao Ni, Liqin Liu. Design of B/N Co-doped micro/meso porous carbon electrodes from CNF/BNNS/ZIF-8 nanocomposites for advanced supercapacitors[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts, 2023, 8(3): 292-305. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2023.05.002

Design of B/N Co-doped micro/meso porous carbon electrodes from CNF/BNNS/ZIF-8 nanocomposites for advanced supercapacitors

doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2023.05.002
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail address: anxingye@tust.edu.cn (X. An); E-mail address: yonghao@unb.ca (Y. Ni); E-mail address: liuliqin@tust.edu.cn (L. Liu)
  • Received Date: 2022-11-13
  • Accepted Date: 2023-05-04
  • Rev Recd Date: 2023-04-21
  • Available Online: 2023-07-04
  • Publish Date: 2023-07-30
  • Boron (B) and nitrogen (N) co-doped 3D hierarchical micro/meso porous carbon (BNPC) were successfully fabricated from cellulose nanofiber (CNF)/ boron nitride nanosheets (BNNS)/ zinc-methylimidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanocomposites prepared by 2D BNNS, ZIF-8 nanoparticles, and wheat straw based CNFs. Herein, CNF/ZIF-8 acts as versatile skeleton and imparts partial N dopant into porous carbon structure, while the introduced BNNS can help strengthen the hierarchical porous superstructure and endow abundant B/N co-dopants within BNPC matrix. The obtained BNPC electrode possesses a high specific surface area of 505.4 m2/g, high B/N co-doping content, and desirable hydrophilicity. Supercapacitors assembled with BNPC-2 (B/N co-doped porous carbon with a CNF/BNNS mass ratio of 1꞉2) electrodes exhibited exceptional electrochemical performance, demonstrating high capacitance stability even after 5 000 charge-discharge cycles. The devices exhibited outstanding energy density and power density, as well as the highest specific capacitance of 433.4 F/g at 1.0 A/g, when compared with other similar reports. This study proposes a facile and sustainable strategy for efficiently fabrication of rich B/N co-doped hierarchical micro/meso porous carbon electrodes from agricultural waste biomass for advanced supercapacitor performance.


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