Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


S. Kurungot

Recent publications
1.  Jain A., Ghosh M., Krajewski M., Kurungot S., Michalska M., Biomass-derived activated carbon material from native European deciduous trees as an inexpensive and sustainable energy material for supercapacitor application, Journal of Energy Storage, ISSN: 2352-152X, DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2020.102178, Vol.34, pp.102178-1-9, 2021

Activated carbons are one of the possible electrode materials for supercapacitors (SCs), which are widely used in commercial applications. Herein, we reported the synthesis of a novel activated carbon derived through a cavitation process from the mixture of native European deciduous trees, Birch, Fagaceae, and Carpinus betulus (commonly known as European hornbeam), which was employed as the electrode material in SC. From the morphological and structural characterization, we observed that the prepared sample is a desirable carbon with good porosity and high specific surface area of about 614 m^2 g^-1. The electrochemical properties of the synthesized material were evaluated with a three-electrode configuration in 1.0 M H2SO4 electrolyte. It was found that in device mode, the carbon material delivers a specific capacitance of 24 F g^-1 at 0.25 A g^-1 with excellent cycling stability of over 10000 consecutive charge/discharge cycles. Thus, our studies demonstrate the facile synthesis of biomass-derived carbon and its application as a versatile electrode material for SC applications.

biomass, carbon material, deciduous trees, electrode material, supercapacitor

Jain A. - IPPT PAN
Ghosh M. - other affiliation
Krajewski M. - IPPT PAN
Kurungot S. - other affiliation
Michalska M. - Łukasiewicz Research Network‒Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)

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