Structure and electrochemical applications of boron-doped graphitized carbon nanofibers

Jae Seong Yeo, Sang Min Jang, Jin Miyawaki, Bai An, Isao Mochida, Choong Kyun Rhee, Seong-Ho Yoon

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Boron-doped graphitized carbon nanofibers (CNFs) were prepared by optimizing CNFs preparation, surface treatment, graphitization and boron-added graphitization. The interlayer spacing (d 002) of the boron-doped graphitized CNFs reached 3.356, similar to that of single-crystal graphite. Special platelet CNFs (PCNFs), for which d 002 is less than 3.400, were selected for further heat treatment. The first heat treatment of PCNFs at 2800°C yielded a d 002 between 3.357 and 3.365. Successive nitric acid treatment and a second heat treatment with boric acid reduced d 002 to 3.356. The resulting boron-doped PCNFs exhibited a high discharge capacity of 338mAhg 1 between 0 and 0.5V versus Li/Li + and 368mAhg 1 between 0 and 1.5V versus Li/Li +. The first-cycle Coulombic efficiency was also enhanced to 71-80%. Such capacity is comparable to that of natural graphite under the same charge/discharge conditions. The boron-doped PCNFs also exhibited improved rate performance with twice the capacity of boron-doped natural graphite at a discharge rate of 5 C.

Original languageEnglish
Article number315602
JournalNanotechnology
Volume23
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2012

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Carbon nanofibers
Boron
Platelets
Graphite
Graphitization
Heat treatment
Nitric Acid
Boric acid
Nitric acid
Surface treatment
Single crystals

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  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Structure and electrochemical applications of boron-doped graphitized carbon nanofibers. / Yeo, Jae Seong; Jang, Sang Min; Miyawaki, Jin; An, Bai; Mochida, Isao; Rhee, Choong Kyun; Yoon, Seong-Ho.

In: Nanotechnology, Vol. 23, No. 31, 315602, 10.08.2012.

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Yeo, Jae Seong ; Jang, Sang Min ; Miyawaki, Jin ; An, Bai ; Mochida, Isao ; Rhee, Choong Kyun ; Yoon, Seong-Ho. / Structure and electrochemical applications of boron-doped graphitized carbon nanofibers. In: Nanotechnology. 2012 ; Vol. 23, No. 31.
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