NSTI Nanotech 2009

Multiscale modeling carbon nanotube growth on a supercapacitor electrode

A.V. Vasenkov
CFD Research Corporation, US

Keywords: multiscale modeling, supercapacitor, carbon nanotubes


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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