Kwang Chul Roh

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The dispersant-free fabrication of highly conducting pastes based on organic solvents with nanocarbon materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets has been hindered by severe agglomeration. Here we report a straightforward method for fabricating nanocarbon suspensions with >10% weight concentrations in absence of organic dispersants. The(More)
Oxygen functional groups were removed from activated carbon in order to improve the electrochemical supercapacitor performance. Commercially available and surface-modified activated carbon electrodes were compared in non-aqueous electrolyte, which allowed stable experimentation at high voltages. N2-adsorption, FT-IR, and elemental analyzer were used to(More)
A highly ordered cubic mesoporous silica (KIT-6)/graphene nanocomposite and 2D KIT-6 nanoflakes were synthesized using a novel synthesis methodology. The non-ionic triblock copolymer, P123, played a dual role as a structure-directing agent in the formation of the cubic mesoporous structure and as a cross-linking agent between mesoporous silica and graphene.(More)
Hybrid supercapacitors (battery-supercapacitor hybrid devices, HSCs) deliver high energy within seconds (excellent rate capability) with stable cyclability. One of the key limitations in developing high-performance HSCs is imbalance in power capability between the sluggish Faradaic lithium-intercalation anode and rapid non-Faradaic capacitive cathode. To(More)
Considerable effort has been made to develop unique methods of preparing and characterizing nanoparticles and nanocomposites in order to exploit the true potential of nanotechnology. We used a facile, versatile phase-transition method for forming Group 6A nanoparticles on carbonaceous templates to produce homogeneous 5-10 nm diameter Group 6A nanoparticles(More)
A multiphase composite film composed of nickel(II) hydroxide and cobalt(II) hydroxide was synthesized by a novel co-precipitation method. The film exhibited high capacitance and stable cyclic retention because of its 3D network nanostructure and high conductivity due to CoOOH evolved during cycling.
A two-step method consisting of solid-state microwave irradiation and heat treatment under NH3 gas was used to prepare nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide (N-RGO) with a high specific surface area (1007 m(2)  g(-1) ), high electrical conductivity (1532 S m(-1) ), and low oxygen content (1.5 wt %) for electrical double-layer capacitor applications. The(More)
In this study, graphene-selenium hybrid microballs (G-SeHMs) are prepared in one step by aerosol microdroplet drying using a commercial spray dryer, which represents a simple, scalable continuous process, and the potential of the G-SeHMs thus prepared is investigated for use as cathode material in applications of lithium-selenium secondary batteries. These(More)
By varying the cation size of quaternary ammonium salts, approximately 10% higher capacitance was achieved with trimethylethylammonium BF4 and trimethylpropylammonium BF4 relative to tetraethylammonium BF4 using microporous activated carbon (AC) electrodes. The ions carried solvation shells in the bulk electrolytes, but became desolvated within the narrow(More)
Recent studies on supercapacitors have focused on the development of hierarchical nanostructured carbons by combining two-dimensional graphene and other conductive sp(2) carbons, which differ in dimensionality, to improve their electrochemical performance. Herein, we report a strategy for synthesizing a hierarchical graphene-based carbon material, which we(More)