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Effect of two-step doping pathway on the morphology, structure, composition, and electrochemical performance of three-dimensional N,S-codoped graphene framework

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 April 2019

Liang Chen
Affiliation:
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang 414006, China
Mengting Shi
Affiliation:
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang 414006, China
Binhong He
Affiliation:
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang 414006, China
Minjie Zhou
Affiliation:
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang 414006, China
Chenxi Xu
Affiliation:
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang 414006, China; and State Key Laboratory for Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Zhengu Chen
Affiliation:
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang 414006, China
Yafei Kuang
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory for Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
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Abstract

Heteroatom-doped carbon plays a vital role in the field of energy storage and conversion, and the synthesis of them has intimate relation with doping pathways. In this work, a facile two-step doping pathway, i.e., hydrothermal method followed by thermal annealing process, was employed to prepare annealed three-dimensional N,S-codoped graphene framework (3D A-NSG). The morphology, structure, composition, and related electrochemical performance were all studied. The results showed that A-NSG possessed typical 3D thin nanosheets, much increased specific surface area and structural defects, strengthened conductivity, and optimized N and S configurations (especially for dominated pyridinic N as well as graphitic N and –C–S–C–). As a result, A-NSG presented much better capacitance and oxygen reduction reaction performance than the counterparts. Apparently, our work offers a good guidance on the synthesis of advanced heteroatom-doped carbon materials by adjusting the doping strategy.

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