Carbon-nanotube-based electrochemical double-layer capacitor technologies for spaceflight applications

  title={Carbon-nanotube-based electrochemical double-layer capacitor technologies for spaceflight applications},
  author={Sivaram Arepalli and Heather Fireman and Chad B. Huffman and Padraig G. Moloney and Pavel Nikolaev and Leonard Yowell and K. Kim and Paul A. Kohl and C. D. Higgins and Stephan P. Turano and William J. Ready},
Electrochemical double-layer capacitors, or supercapacitors, have tremendous potential as high-power energy sources for use in low-weight hybrid systems for space exploration. Electrodes based on single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) offer exceptional power and energy performance due to the high surface area, high conductivity, and the ability to functionalize the SWCNTs to optimize capacitor properties. This paper will report on the preparation of electrochemical capacitors incorporating SWCNT… Expand

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