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Hierarchical design for fabricating cost-effective high performance supercapacitors

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The salient feature of a supercapacitor is its ability to deliver much higher power density than a battery. A hierarchical design and a cost-effective approach to fabricate high performance supercapacitors using functional carbon nano-particles is reported. A special arc synthesis method is used to produce amorphous/crystalline composite with nitrogen and boron co-doped high charge density carbon nanoparticles. Upon etch removal of the amorphous phase in the composite nanoparticle, a crystalline carbon framework emerges, consisting of a mixture of nano-graphitic sheets mostly in the middle and single nanohorns distributed around the surface of the nanoparticle. These nanoparticles have large internal/external surfaces with subnano channels and sharp nano-tips for high speed charge transport and local charge accumulation. To deliver high power density, the internal resistance of the device is reduced by assembling the nanoparticles via electro-spraying and compacting them into dense films (without any binder) under 700 MPa of pressure before supercapacitor assembly. Taken together, the hierarchical processed supercapacitor has a very high (compared to literature values) power density of nearly 4.5 kW cm−3 and a respectable energy density of 2.45 mWh cm−3. Combining these carbon nanoparticles with large area spraying coating, it can lead to a cost-effective production of high performance supercapacitors.

Authors


  •   Yacaman, Miguel J. (external author)
  •   Kim, Nam Dong (external author)
  •   Buchholz, D B. (external author)
  •   Chang, Robert P. H. (external author)
  •   Casillas, Gilberto (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Kim, N. Dong., Buchholz, D. Bruce., Casillas, G., Jose-Yacaman, M. & Chang, R. P. H. (2014). Hierarchical design for fabricating cost-effective high performance supercapacitors. Advanced Functional Materials, 24 (26), 4186-4194.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904184846

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1034

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 4186

End Page


  • 4194

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 26

Abstract


  • The salient feature of a supercapacitor is its ability to deliver much higher power density than a battery. A hierarchical design and a cost-effective approach to fabricate high performance supercapacitors using functional carbon nano-particles is reported. A special arc synthesis method is used to produce amorphous/crystalline composite with nitrogen and boron co-doped high charge density carbon nanoparticles. Upon etch removal of the amorphous phase in the composite nanoparticle, a crystalline carbon framework emerges, consisting of a mixture of nano-graphitic sheets mostly in the middle and single nanohorns distributed around the surface of the nanoparticle. These nanoparticles have large internal/external surfaces with subnano channels and sharp nano-tips for high speed charge transport and local charge accumulation. To deliver high power density, the internal resistance of the device is reduced by assembling the nanoparticles via electro-spraying and compacting them into dense films (without any binder) under 700 MPa of pressure before supercapacitor assembly. Taken together, the hierarchical processed supercapacitor has a very high (compared to literature values) power density of nearly 4.5 kW cm−3 and a respectable energy density of 2.45 mWh cm−3. Combining these carbon nanoparticles with large area spraying coating, it can lead to a cost-effective production of high performance supercapacitors.

Authors


  •   Yacaman, Miguel J. (external author)
  •   Kim, Nam Dong (external author)
  •   Buchholz, D B. (external author)
  •   Chang, Robert P. H. (external author)
  •   Casillas, Gilberto (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Kim, N. Dong., Buchholz, D. Bruce., Casillas, G., Jose-Yacaman, M. & Chang, R. P. H. (2014). Hierarchical design for fabricating cost-effective high performance supercapacitors. Advanced Functional Materials, 24 (26), 4186-4194.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904184846

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1034

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 4186

End Page


  • 4194

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 26