Advanced Supercapacitors Using Carbon Nanotubes

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Advanced Supercapacitors Using Carbon Nanotubes

Hai M. Duong, Hanlin Cheng, Daniel Jewell

This chapter provides a review of supercapacitors that employ carbon nanotubes (CNT) as electrode materials. We begin with a brief introduction to supercapacitors including their working principles, functional components and key characteristics. We then examine the application of carbon nanotubes in the field of supercapacitors, including discussion on CNTs with zero (0D), one (1D), two (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) structures, and their influence on the electrochemical performance of supercapacitors. Finally, we provide an outlook for the future development and use of carbon nanotubes in supercapacitor applications.

Keywords
Electrochemical Energy Storage, Supercapacitors, Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon Nanotube Composites, Multi-dimensional Structures

Published online 3/16/2017, 20 pages
Copyright © 2016 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Hai M. Duong, Hanlin Cheng, Daniel Jewell, ‘Advanced Supercapacitors Using Carbon Nanotubes’, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 12, pp 207-228, 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291272-9

The article was published as article 9 of the book Recent Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices

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