29 Sep '17, 4pm

Nanofibers May Give Battery Electrodes a Needed Boost

Nanofibers May Give Battery Electrodes a Needed Boost

In the annals of nanomaterial development, it’s hard to think of a research focus to which more effort has been devoted than creating an alternative to activated carbon for the electrodes in energy storage devices. Graphene has been wrestled with for years, with the aim of producing electrodes for supercapacitors that will give these storage devices something close to the energy storage capabilities of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. And we’ve seen the travails of researchers trying to use nanostructured silicon to make Li-ion batteries better suited to powering the next generation of all-electric vehicles. Despite all this effort, activated carbon has yet to cede its position as the material of choice—even though it is often little more than charred coconut husks . Now researchers at Drexel University and Temple University have taken on the challenge of replacing activate...

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanote...

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