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.
Associate Professor at Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory
Doktorand at Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory
Full Professor at Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory
Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2015
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