Biocarbon Derived from Seeds of Palmyra Palm Tree for a Supercapacitor Application
Carbon-based materials are among the most promising materials for future electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Eco-friendly Palmyra palm seed derived microporous biocarbon was fabricated on the graphitic sheet. Palm seed derived carbon was carbonized by using 0.5 M H2S04 without any activating agent. Morphological characterization of PSDC investigated through SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy). It shows PSDC is microporous with carbon network like structure. Physiochemical characterization performed through XRD, FT-IR and Raman studies. Raman studies confirm the PSDC having carbon based material. Electrochemical performance by using Cyclic voltammetry (CV), Galvanostatic charge discharge (GCD) and Electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy (EIS). PSDC exhibits the specific capacitance of 220 F/g at 5 A and 276.5 F/g at 1 A current as well as remarkable capacitance retention after 500 cycles is 63.1%. It shows PSDC having remarkable electrochemical storage application.
Keywords:Palmyra palm tree seeds, Supercapacitor, Biocarbon
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