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Carbon Nanoparticle for Energy Storage

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Advances in the development of renewable energy sources and their storage have propelled efforts to design and fabricate ever higher charge density nanostructures (HDNs) that are cost-effective and safe. An optimal HDN would have a high surface area many sub-nanochannels through which charged species could access the internal surfaces and favorable surface reactivity. Northwestern University researchers rose to this challenge by designing and generating spherical carbon-based HDNs. These cost-effective nanoparticles functioned as supercapacitors with a very high power density when assembled into dense films. When coupled with electro-spraying for film formation these carbon nanoparticles could be a great option for production of supercapacitors. Applications: 1) Solar cells 2) Supercapacitors 3) Fuel cells 4) Batteries 5) Remote energy storage

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