Multiscale modeling carbon nanotube growth on a supercapacitor electrode

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Recently, the supercapacitors utilizing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) were reported. Currently, the fabrication of CNT-based supercapacitors involves manipulation of CNTs that is difficult and expensive owing to tiny size of CNTs. The direct deposition of well graphitized CNTs on aluminum-based electrode has not been reported yet because of the high growth temperature of CNTs (~ 700C) which would damage the electrode. This problem was addressed in the current work through virtual design of CNT growth at reduced temperature.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling
Published: May 3, 2009
Pages: 316 - 319
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Informatics, Modeling & Simulation
ISBN: 978-1-4398-1784-1