Three-dimensional pore structure of activated carbon monolithic derived from hierarchically bamboo stem for supercapacitor application

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Erman Taer
Lini Pratiwi
Apriwandi Apriwandi
Widya Sinta Mustika
Rika Taslim
Agustino Agustino


A three-dimensional pore structure on activated carbon derived from hierarchically bamboo stem was synthesized in the monolithic form for increased applicability as a supercapacitor electrode. The preparation involved two step carbonizations, using a chemical activation at different concentrations. Subsequently, the morphology, chemical content, specific surface area and pore size distribution, as well as crystalline degree were evaluated with scanning electron microscopy, energy X-ray (EDX), N2 sorption and X-ray diffraction, respectively. Therefore, cyclic voltammetry (CV) was used to assess the electrochemical performance, in a two electrode system. The result shows the significant impact of the three-dimensional structure on electrochemical performance, and the optimized sample exhibited specific capacitance of 168.8 F g-1, energy density of 23.44 Wh kg-1, and power density of 84.46 W kg-1.


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Taer, E., Pratiwi, L., Apriwandi, A., Mustika, W. S., Taslim, R., & Agustino, A. (2020). Three-dimensional pore structure of activated carbon monolithic derived from hierarchically bamboo stem for supercapacitor application. Communications in Science and Technology, 5(1), 22-30.


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