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Copper-Decorated CNTs as a Possible Electrode Material in Supercapacitors

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Department of Hydrometallurgy, Łukasiewicz Research Network—Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Sowińskiego 5, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Department of Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry and Biotechnology, Silesian University of Technology, B. Krzywoustego 4, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Department of Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL, UK
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Batteries 2019, 5(3), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries5030060
Received: 30 May 2019 / Revised: 19 June 2019 / Accepted: 4 July 2019 / Published: 3 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrochemical Capacitors)
Copper is probably one of the most important metal used in the broad range of electronic applications. It has been developed for many decades, and so it is very hard to make any further advances in its electrical and thermal performance by simply changing the manufacture to even more oxygen-free conditions. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) due to their excellent electrical, thermal and mechanical properties seem like an ideal component to produce Cu-CNT composites of superior electrochemical performance. In this report we present whether Cu-CNT contact has a beneficial influence for manufacturing of a new type of carbon-based supercapacitor with embedded copper particles. The prepared electrode material was examined in symmetric cell configuration. The specific capacity and cyclability of composite were compared to parent CNT and oxidized CNT. View Full-Text
Keywords: CNT; copper; composite; energy storage CNT; copper; composite; energy storage
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Ciszewski, M.; Janas, D.; Koziol, K.K. Copper-Decorated CNTs as a Possible Electrode Material in Supercapacitors. Batteries 2019, 5, 60. https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries5030060

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Ciszewski M, Janas D, Koziol KK. Copper-Decorated CNTs as a Possible Electrode Material in Supercapacitors. Batteries. 2019; 5(3):60. https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries5030060

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Ciszewski, Mateusz; Janas, Dawid; Koziol, Krzysztof K. 2019. "Copper-Decorated CNTs as a Possible Electrode Material in Supercapacitors" Batteries 5, no. 3: 60. https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries5030060

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