Mini-supercapacitors technology based on hybrid CNT/CNF – electroactive polymer networks (CarPolCap)

Hybrid structures such as CNT/CNFs–electro-active polymer assemblies may show a unique combination of stiffness, strength, and tenacity compared to pure carbon or polymers separately for use as electrodes in supercapacitors. The association of such tailored carbon nano-structured networks with nano-conductive polymers may offer relevant carrier mobility, and therefore remarkable power capabilities should result, as well. The main drawback using polymers in a supercapacitor is the cycling stability because of typical shrinkage, breaking, and cracks appearing in subsequent cycles, but such inconveniences can be eliminated by use of hybrid CNT/CNF/polymer assemblies.

Participants

Per Lundgren (contact)

Docent at Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Bionano Systems

Muhammad Amin

at Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Bionano Systems

Vincent Pierre Desmaris

Docent at Earth and Space Sciences, Advanced Receiver Development

Peter Enoksson

Professor at Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Bionano Systems

Collaborations

COMFRAC

Bucharest, Romania

INCDIE ICPE-CA

Bucharest, Romania

Skeleton Technologies

Bautzen, Germany

Smoltek AB

Göteborg, Sweden

University of Cyprus

Nicosia, Cyprus

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding years 2012–2015

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Area of Advance

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Project Web Page

http://carpolcap.comfrac.ro/

Latest update

2015-03-19