Korean Institute of Surface Engineering

pISSN : 1225-8024 | eISSN : 3399-8403


한국표면공학회지 (52권6호 326-333)

Fabrication of Mesoporous Carbon from Polyvinylidene Chloride(PVDC)-resin Precursor with Mg(OH)2 Template for Supercapacitor Electrode

슈퍼 커패시터용 전극을 위한 Polyvinylidene chloride(PVDC)-resin과 Mg(OH)2 템플릿으로부터 메조기공 탄소의 제조

Hwang, Beodl;Chun, Sang-Eun;

경북대학교 신소재공학부;
School of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Kyungpook National University;

DOI : 10.5695/JKISE.2019.52.6.326


The microporous carbon derived from PVDC-resin by a simple heat-treatment under an inert atmosphere exhibits a reasonable specific capacitance for a supercapacitor`s electrode. However, the capacitance was rapidly decreased at high charge/discharge rate. The micropores present in an electrode surface hinder the entrance of an electrolyte ion onto the entire surface. To induce the meso-sized pores during the carbonization of PVDC-resin, Mg(OH)2 was utilized as a hard template. The porous carbon made from the mixture of PVD-Cresin and Mg(OH)2 include mesopores as well as micropores. The induced mesopores does not homogeneously distributed on the entire surface of the synthesized carbon. The PVDC-resin and Mg(OH)2 are dissolved in the dimethylformamide for the hard template to evolve the pores on the synthesized carbon uniformly. The carbon made from PVDC-resin with solvent and a hard template contains mostly mesopores resulting in the high power performance. The reduced amount of solvent in the precursor derives the carbon with high specific surface area and high power density.


Micropore;Mesopore;Supercapacitor;PVDC-resin;$Mg(OH)_2$;Hard template;