Supercapacitor Electrode Based on Activated Carbon Wool Felt
AbstractAn electrical double-layer capacitor (EDLC) is based on the physical adsorption/desorption of electrolyte ions onto the surface of electrodes. Due to its high surface area and other properties, such as electrochemical stability and high electrical conductivity, carbon materials are the most widely used materials for EDLC electrodes. In this work, we study an activated carbon felt obtained from sheep wool felt (ACF’f) as a supercapacitor electrode. The ACF’f was characterized by elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), textural analysis, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The electrochemical behaviour of the ACF’f was tested in a two-electrode Swagelok®-type, using acidic and basic aqueous electrolytes. At low current densities, the maximum specific capacitance determined from the charge-discharge curves were 163 F·g−1 and 152 F·g−1, in acidic and basic electrolytes, respectively. The capacitance retention at higher current densities was better in acidic electrolyte while, for both electrolytes, the voltammogram of the sample presents a typical capacitive behaviour, being in accordance with the electrochemical results. View Full-Text
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Pina, A.C.; Amaya, A.; Marcuzzo, J.S.; Rodrigues, A.C.; Baldan, M.R.; Tancredi, N.; Cuña, A. Supercapacitor Electrode Based on Activated Carbon Wool Felt. C 2018, 4, 24.
Pina AC, Amaya A, Marcuzzo JS, Rodrigues AC, Baldan MR, Tancredi N, Cuña A. Supercapacitor Electrode Based on Activated Carbon Wool Felt. C. 2018; 4(2):24.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pina, Ana C.; Amaya, Alejandro; Marcuzzo, Jossano S.; Rodrigues, Aline C.; Baldan, Mauricio R.; Tancredi, Nestor; Cuña, Andrés. 2018. "Supercapacitor Electrode Based on Activated Carbon Wool Felt." C 4, no. 2: 24.