Two–Dimensional Graphene Materials for Supercapacitors

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Two–Dimensional Graphene Materials for Supercapacitors

S. Hariganesh, S. Vadivel, Bappi Paul , B. Saravanakumar, N. Balasubramanian, Vikas Gupta

Application of two-dimensional graphene-based materials as electrode materials for supercapacitors has been discussed. The properties such as high specific surface area, excellent electrical conductivity and strength and flexibility etc., have made graphene and graphene composites as suitable candidates for fabricating the electrodes of energy storage devices. Even though graphene has been extensively researched in the past as an electrode material still there are some limitations to utilise it in practical applications due to high cost, standard procedure for capacitance measurement and the charge storage mechanism etc. We also aimed to discuss the improvement of the electrochemical and surface properties due to various synthesis methods, heteroatom doping, and composite formation with metal oxides/hydroxides, metal sulphides and conducting polymers. We have briefly accounted the 2D graphene-based materials, their charge storage mechanism such as EDLC or pseudocapacitance and novel designs in device fabrications that have been explored in the recent past.

Keywords
2D-Graphene, Supercapacitor, Graphene Composites, Exfoliation

Published online 12/1/2019, 14 pages

Citation: S. Hariganesh, S. Vadivel, Bappi Paul , B. Saravanakumar, N. Balasubramanian, Vikas Gupta, Two–Dimensional Graphene Materials for Supercapacitors, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 64, pp 63-76, 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900550-3

Part of the book on Graphene as Energy Storage Material for Supercapacitors

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