Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266101, P. R. China, WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 9808577, Japan, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266101, P. R. China, and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3 (1), pp 93–98
Publication Date (Web): December 10, 2010
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Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Qingdao University of Science and Technology.
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In this study, mesoporous TiN spheres with tunable diameter have been fabricated via a facile template-free strategy. Under ammonia atmosphere, mesoporous TiO2 spheres are directly converted into mesoporous TiN spheres with the addition of cyanamide to retain the original morphology. The electrochemical performance of the resultant mesoporous TiN spheres demonstrates that this material can be a promising electrode material for nonaqueous supercapacitors with high energy densities.