Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1021/cm071527e
Title: Supercapacitor electrodes from tubes-in-tube carbon nanostructures
Authors: Pan, H. 
Poh, C.K.
Feng, Y.P. 
Lin, J. 
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2007
Source: Pan, H., Poh, C.K., Feng, Y.P., Lin, J. (2007-12-11). Supercapacitor electrodes from tubes-in-tube carbon nanostructures. Chemistry of Materials 19 (25) : 6120-6125. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm071527e
Abstract: Supercapacitors occupying a region between batteries and dielectric capacitors have been touted as a solution to the mismatch between the fast growth in power required by devices and the inability of batteries to efficiently discharge at high rates. Here, we report the electrochemical characterization of tubes-in-tube carbon nanostructures to investigate their application to supercapacitors. The average specific capacitance has been calculated for the cyclic voltammetric plots at 50 mV/s. The tubes-in-tube multiwalled carbon nanotubes consisting of outer nanotubes with an average outer diameter of 50 nm and inner nanotubes with diameters in the range of 3-10 nm exhibit an average capacitance of 203 F/g and a specific capacitance of 315 F/g at 0.35 V in 0.5 mol/L H2SO4. Pure electrostatic attraction in the double layer and faradic reaction in the pseudocapacitor are responsible for the supercapacitance. The specific surface area of the samples characterized by a nitrogen isotherm at 77 K reveals that the higher supercapacitance can be realized by modifying the pore size, pore-size distribution, and conductivity of the carbon nanomaterials. © 2007 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Chemistry of Materials
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/98112
ISSN: 08974756
DOI: 10.1021/cm071527e
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