Preparation of activated carbons from mesophase pitch and their electrochemical properties

  • Lai Yan-qing  (赖延清)
  • Li Jing  (李晶)Email author
  • Song Hai-shen  (宋海申)
  • Zhang Zhi-an  (张治安)
  • Li Jie  (李劼)
  • Liu Ye-xiang  (刘业翔)


The influences of molar ratio of KOH to C and activated temperature on the pore structure and electrochemical property of porous activated carbon from mesophase pitch activated by KOH were investigated. The surface areas and the pore structures of activated carbons were analyzed by nitrogen adsorption, and the electrochemical properties of the activated carbons were studied using two-electrode capacitors in organic electrolyte. The results indicate that the maximum surface area of 3 190 m2/g is obtained at molar ratio of KOH to C of 5:1, the maximum specific capacitance of 122 F/g is attained at molar ratio of KOH to C of 4:1, and 800 °C is the proper temperature to obtain the maximum surface area and capacitance.

Key words

supercapacitor activated carbon mesophase pitch chemical activation pore structure electrochemical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lai Yan-qing  (赖延清)
    • 1
  • Li Jing  (李晶)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Song Hai-shen  (宋海申)
    • 1
  • Zhang Zhi-an  (张治安)
    • 1
  • Li Jie  (李劼)
    • 1
  • Liu Ye-xiang  (刘业翔)
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Metallurgical Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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