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Title: One step shift towards flexible supercapacitors based on carbon nanotubes - A review

Supercapacitors have emerged as prominent energy storage devices that offer high energy density compared to conventional capacitors and high power density which is not found in batteries. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) because of their high surface area and tremendous electrical properties are used as electrode material for supercapacitors. In this review we focused on the factors like surface area, role of the electrolyte and techniques adopted to improve performance of CNTs based supercapacitors. The supercapacitors are widely tested in liquid electrolytes which are normally hazardous in nature, toxic, flammable and their leakage has safety concerns. This review also focuses on research which is replacing these unsafe electrolytes by solid electrolytes with the combination of low cost CNTs deposited flexible supports for supercapacitors.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia)
  2. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308075
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1621; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICSAS 2014: 3. international conference on fundamental and applied sciences: Innovative research in applied sciences for a sustainable future, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 3-5 Jun 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; CAPACITIVE ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; CAPACITORS; CARBON NANOTUBES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ENERGY STORAGE; PERFORMANCE; POWER DENSITY; REVIEWS; SOLID ELECTROLYTES; SURFACE AREA