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Dai, Liming
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  • Synthesis
  • Chemical modification
  • Device fabrication of functional polymers
  • Carbon nanomaterials for energy
  • Bio-related device applications

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Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage

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Title
Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage
Author
Dai, LimingChang, Dong WookBaek, Jong-BeomLu, Wen
Keywords
Carbon nanomaterials; Energy materials; Energy supplies; Exciting field; Materials science and engineering; Research and development; Storage performance; Super capacitor
Issue Date
2012-04
Publisher
WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Citation
SMALL, v.8, no.8, pp.1130 - 1166
Abstract
It is estimated that the world will need to double its energy supply by 2050. Nanotechnology has opened up new frontiers in materials science and engineering to meet this challenge by creating new materials, particularly carbon nanomaterials, for efficient energy conversion and storage. Comparing to conventional energy materials, carbon nanomaterials possess unique size-/surface-dependent (e.g., morphological, electrical, optical, and mechanical) properties useful for enhancing the energy-conversion and storage performances. During the past 25 years or so, therefore, considerable efforts have been made to utilize the unique properties of carbon nanomaterials, including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene, as energy materials, and tremendous progress has been achieved in developing high-performance energy conversion (e.g., solar cells and fuel cells) and storage (e.g., supercapacitors and batteries) devices. This article reviews progress in the research and development of carbon nanomaterials during the past twenty years or so for advanced energy conversion and storage, along with some discussions on challenges and perspectives in this exciting field.
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10.1002/smll.201101594
ISSN
1613-6810
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