Composition Design of Block Copolymers for Porous Carbon Fibers

Various forms of carbon i.e. carbon fibers are attractive because they offer continuous and rapid electron conduction that is essential for ultrafast charging and discharging. 

 

Block copolymer-based porous carbon fibers (PCFs) exhibit hierarchical porous structures, high surface areas, and exceptional electrochemical properties. Serrano et al. synthesized a series of poly(methyl methacrylate-block-acrylonitrile) (PMMA-b-PAN) with well-controlled molecular weights and compositions to study the physical and electrochemical properties of PCFs. 

 

This paper has impact on designing block copolymers to create PCFs for applications in energy conversion and storage.