High-rate lithium-sulfur batteries enabled by hierarchical porous carbons synthesized via ice templation

Ritu Sahore, Luis P. Estevez, Anirudh Ramanujapuram, Francis J. DiSalvo, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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We report the performance of a series of hierarchical porous carbons (HPCs) with extremely high surface areas of up to 2340 m2 g-1 with total pore volume of up to 3.8 cm3 g-1 as supports for sulfur for Li-S batteries. The hierarchical structure of the carbon originating from interconnected large mesopores (10-50 nm), small mesopores (2-10 nm) and micropores (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-194
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-11-04
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
Acknowledgements: This work is supported by the Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2) - an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DE-SC0001086), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KAUST baseline fund (KUS-C1-018-02). EPG acknowledges support from the NSF-PFI program (IIP-1114275). This work made use of the Cornell Center for Materials Research Shared Facilities supported through the NSF MRSEC program (DMR-1120296). We would like to thank Christos Tampaxis and Dr. Theodore Steriotis for their help with the porosity measurements, and, Mian Pan (Cornell University) and Tiffany Williams (Cornell University) for their help with Raman Spectroscopy of the carbons.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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