Freestanding Graphene/Carbide Derived Carbon Films As High-Performance Electrodes for Electrochemical Capacitors
In this study, for the first time, we have used highly porous carbide derived carbon (CDC) nanoparticles as spacer between graphene sheets and fabricated thick rGO/CDC hybrid electrodes. The electrodes were made by thermal reduction of GO/CDC papers fabricated by vacuum-assisted filtration of aqueous solutions of GO and CDC containing 10, 20, and 30 wt. % of CDC. Utilizing the high surface area and conductivity of rGO and the accessible pores of the CDC , the hybrid electrodes showed specific capacitances as high as 200-210 F/g at a high scan rate of 100 mV/s in an aqueous electrolyte. The addition of CDC between the rGO layers increases the accessibility of active material to the electrolyte ions and we observed good performance of the electrodes with the thickness of 40-50 μm.
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