Spherical Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Nanoparticles with High Porosity for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries


  • The authors thank NSERC (Canada), the NIM cluster (DFG), CeNS, and the DFG (SFB 486) for support of this work. We thank Tina Reuther for nitrogen sorption measurements.


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Superior cathode material: Spherical ordered mesoporous carbon nanoparticles featuring very high inner porosity (pore volume of 2.32 cm3 g−1 and surface area of 2445 m2 g−1) were synthesized in a two-step casting process. They were successfully applied as cathode material in Li-S batteries, where they showed high reversible capacity up to 1200 mA h g−1 and excellent cycling efficiency.