Functional nanocarbon based hybrid materials for high performance supercapacitors
Date of Issue2015
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
The electrochemical capacitors, or supercapacitors, have been widely considered as promising alternatives to conventional batteries, due to their high power and long cycle life. They can be applied in different applications according to their specific characteristics. For example, for large scale energy storage, the key challenges are to increase the energy density, rate capability and cycle life of supercapacitors. For portable flexible electronics, research efforts have been focused on developing flexible supercapacitors with both high energy density and excellent mechanical flexibility. For microscale energy storage, increasing the volumetric energy density of micro-supercapacitors is a key task. My thesis targeted these key challenges in supercapacitor research by designing novel functional nanocarbon based hybrid materials as supercapacitor electrodes.