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Covalent organic frameworks derived hollow structured N-doped noble carbon for asymmetric-electrolyte Zn-air battery

  • Pingwei Cai
  • Xinxin Peng
  • Junheng Huang
  • Jingchun Jia
  • Xiang Hu
  • Zhenhai WenEmail author
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Abstract

We report a relatively low-temperature molten salt strategy to prepare hollow structured N-doped noble carbon (h-NNC) with highly desirable features of ultra-large surface area (1957 m2 g−1) and high graphitization, endowing the h-NNC with high activity toward catalysis of oxygen reduction reaction in acidic medium. The h-NNC is applied as cathode catalyst of an asymmetrical-electrolyte Zn-air battery, which exhibits an open circuit voltage of 2.11 V, a power density up to 270 mW cm−2, and an energy density of 1279 W h kg−1, behaving advantages over the conventional Zn-air batteries.

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noble carbon oxygen reduction reaction asymmetric-electrolyte Zn-air battery energy density 

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This work was supported by the 1000 Plan Professorship for Young Talents, Hundred Talents Program of Fujian Province, the Fujian Science and Technology Key Project (2016H0043), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21703249, 21701175).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pingwei Cai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xinxin Peng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Junheng Huang
    • 1
  • Jingchun Jia
    • 1
  • Xiang Hu
    • 1
  • Zhenhai Wen
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.CAS Key Laboratory of Design and Assembly of Functional Nanostructures, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of MatterChinese Academy of SciencesFuzhouChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of ScienceBeijingChina

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