Carbon Nanofoam Supercapacitor Electrodes with Enhanced Performance Using a Water-Transfer Process

Sebastian Nufer, Peter Lynch, Maria Cann, Matthew Large, Jonathan Salvage, Sandra Victor-Roman, Javier Hernandez-Ferrer, Ana Benito, Wolfgang Maser, Adam Brunton, Alan Dalton

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Abstract

Carbon nanofoam (CNF) is a highly porous, amorphous carbon nanomaterial that can be produced through the interaction of a high-fluence laser and a carbon-based target material. The morphology and electrical properties of CNF make it an ideal candidate for supercapacitor applications. In this paper, we prepare and characterize CNF supercapacitor electrodes through two different processes, namely, a direct process and a water-transfer process. We elucidate the influence of the production process on the microstructural properties of the CNF, as well as the final electrochemical performance. We show that a change in morphology due to capillary forces doubles the specific capacitance of the wet-transferred CNF electrodes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15134-15139
Number of pages6
JournalACS Omega
Volume3
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • carbon nanofoam
  • Scanning electron microscopy

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    Nufer, S., Lynch, P., Cann, M., Large, M., Salvage, J., Victor-Roman, S., Hernandez-Ferrer, J., Benito, A., Maser, W., Brunton, A., & Dalton, A. (2018). Carbon Nanofoam Supercapacitor Electrodes with Enhanced Performance Using a Water-Transfer Process. ACS Omega, 3(11), 15134-15139. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b02118