Carbon-halide nanocomposites for asymmetric hybrid supercapacitors

Prabeer Barpanda, Giovanni Fanchini, Glenn G. Amatucci

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Nanostructured materials and nanocomposites have inspired many structural and functional applications in recent time. In the last decade, energy-storage devices have employed electrode materials in form of nanomaterials/ nanocomposites to yield promising electrochemical performance. The current paper throws light on the application of nanostructured pristine activated carbons as well as chemically modified carbon-halide nanocomposites in practical electrochemical supercapacitors. Pristine activated carbons have been mechanochemically modified via high-energy milling and iodine doping to produce carbon-halide nanocomposites. A significant change in existing physical and electrochemical properties (~200-500% rise in volumetric capacity) has been marked by introduction of iodine into carbon and the subsequent formation of nanocomposites. The effect of halides and nanoscale morphology is discussed using X-ray, Raman spectroscopy, DSC, BET analysis and electrochemical testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-101
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 2008
EventNanophase and Nanocomposite Materials V - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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