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Title: Flexible and conductive waste tire-derived carbon/polymer composite paper as pseudocapacitive electrode

A method of making a supercapacitor from waste tires, includes the steps of providing rubber pieces and contacting the rubber pieces with a sulfonation bath to produce sulfonated rubber; pyrolyzing the sulfonated rubber to produce a tire-derived carbon composite comprising carbon black embedded in rubber-derived carbon matrix comprising graphitized interface portions; activating the tire-derived carbon composite by contacting the tire-derived carbon composite with a specific surface area-increasing composition to increase the specific surface area of the carbon composite to provide an activated tire-derived carbon composite; and, mixing the activated tire-derived carbon composite with a monomer and polymerizing the monomer to produce a redox-active polymer coated, activated tire-derived carbon composite. The redox-active polymer coated, activated tire-derived carbon composite can be formed into a film. An electrode and a supercapacitor are also disclosed.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1433852
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN); DREXEL UNIVERSITY (Philadelphia, PA) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
9,941,058
Application Number:
14/852,073
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Sep 11
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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