Fabrication of sulfur-impregnated porous carbon nanostructured electrodes via dual-mode activation for lithium-sulfur batteries

Seung Deok Seo, Changhoon Choi, Dong-Wan Kim

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We report the facile synthesis of a porous-carbon (PC) nanostructure via a dual-mode activation process. Its PC nanostructure, which was activated via the release of HF and NaOH during a pyrolysis of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene), provided a large surface area above 2000 m2 g-1. The fabricated PC was composited with sulfur via melt diffusion (PC/S), and the resulting compound was evaluated with galvanostatic cycling for use in applications of lithium-sulfur batteries. The PC/S electrode demonstrated over 730 mA h g-1 of reversible capacity after 100 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1



  • Activation process
  • Lithium-sulfur battery
  • Surface area
  • triporous carbon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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