Conducting polymer nanocomposite-based supercapacitors

Liew, Soon Yee and Walsh, Darren A. and Chen, George Z. (2016) Conducting polymer nanocomposite-based supercapacitors. In: Conducting polymer hybrids. Springer series on polymer and composite materials . Springer, pp. 269-304. ISBN 9783319464565

[img] PDF - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (1MB)

Abstract

The use of nanocomposites of electronically-conducting polymers for supercapacitors has increased significantly over the past years, due to their high capacitances and abilities to withstand many charge-discharge cycles. We have recently been investigating the use of nanocomposites of electronically-conducting polymers containing conducting and non-conducting nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and cellulose nanocrystals, for use in supercapacitors. In this contribution, we provide a summary of some of the key issues in this area of research. This discussion includes some history, fundamental concepts, the physical and chemical processes involved, and the challenges that these nanocomposite materials must overcome in order to become technologically viable. Due to space limitations, this is not a complete review of all the work that has been done in this field and we have focused on common themes that appear in the published work. Our aim is that this chapter will help readers to understand the advantages and challenges involved in the use of these materials in supercapacitors and to identify areas for further development.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Supercapacitors; Charge storage mechanisms; Conducting polymers; Carbons; Nanocomposites; Energy storage Supercapacitors Charge storage mechanisms Conducting polymers Carbons Nanocomposites Energy storage
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46458-9_9
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 09:38
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:15
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39062

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View