High performance supercapacitors based on thermally reduced graphene oxide

D. Perego, S. Franz, M. Bestetti, C. Borioli

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Abstract

In the present paper, graphene has been addressed as active material for supercapacitor electrodes. In particular we describe an environmental-friendly two stages procedure for the preparation of graphene-based electrodes for supercapacitors. In the first step, graphene oxide was synthesized by means of the modified Hummers method and deposited onto a metallic substrate (titanium, stainless steel and nickel wire meshes) by electrophoretic deposition. The second step consisted in a thermal treatment carried out to remove the functional groups from graphene oxide. The electrodes were finally characterized by cyclic voltammetry in order to measure their electrochemical performances in aqueous electrolytes (0.5 M K2SO4, 1M Na 2SO4 and 6M KOH).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
Pages664-667
Number of pages4
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventNanotechnology 2013: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

Conference

ConferenceNanotechnology 2013: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period12.5.1316.5.13

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Keywords

  • Energy storage
  • Graphene
  • Graphene oxide
  • Supercapacitors
  • Thermal reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology

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Perego, D., Franz, S., Bestetti, M., & Borioli, C. (2013). High performance supercapacitors based on thermally reduced graphene oxide. In Technical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013 (Vol. 2, pp. 664-667)