A high-level review paper was published in Materials Today by School of Materials Science and Engineering of NPU
Recently, a review paper entitled "Design and preparation of porous carbons from conjugated polymer precursors" (Materials Today, 2017, 20, 629-656) was published in Materials Today (IF = 21.695), a high-level review journal in materials science. Assoc. Prof. Fei Xu is the first author and Prof. Bingqing Wei is the corresponding author, both from Center for Nano Energy Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering.
In this review, recent strategies were highlighted to the preparation of porous carbon materials with well-defined porous nanostructures using conjugated polymers as versatile precursors. Beginning with a brief introduction to these precursors, including linear-type conjugated polymers and conjugated porous networks, the synthetic techniques for the fabrication of porous nanostructured carbons by direct templating, self-assembly, template-free, chemical activation, and microwave irritation approaches, is reviewed. Meanwhile, the sophisticated nanomorphologies, precisely controlled porous structures, and custom-designed functionalities of these conjugated-structure derived carbons, together made them amenable to diverse task-specific applications, such as electrocatalysis, Li-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and adsorption. Finally, a perspective of the research directions in this field was presented.
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（From：School of Materials Science and Engineering. By:Chen ZC, Xu F）