Simple synthesis of novel hierarchical porous carbon microspheres and their application to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Fangfang Wang, Ranran Song, Huaihe Song, Xiaohong Chen, Jisheng Zhou, Zhaokun Ma, Mochen Li, Qian Lei

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Novel hierarchical porous carbon microspheres (HPCM) with quantities of micropores and mesopores have been prepared by an alcohol-in-oil emulsion technique using thermoplastic phenolic formaldehyde resin (PF) as the carbon source and copper nitrate (CN) as the template precursor. The effects of CN loading content on the morphology and structure of HPCM were investigated. The results showed that, when the mass ratio of PF and CN is 1:4, the HPCM not only can maintain hierarchical porous microsphere structure, but also display high electrochemical performance with a reversible capacity of 585 mA h g-1 at a current density of 50 mA g-1 and favorable high-rate performance when used as the anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-321
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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