Carbon nanotube-reduced graphene oxide composites for thermal energy harvesting applications

Mark S. Romano, Na Li, Dennis Antiohos, Joselito M. Razal, Andrew Nattestad, Stephen Beirne, Shaoli Fang, Yongsheng Chen, Rouhollah Jalili, Gordon G. Wallace, Ray Baughman, Jun Chen

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Abstract

By controlling the SWNT-rGO electrode composition and thickness to attain the appropriate porosity and tortuosity, the electroactive surface area is maximized while rapid diffusion of the electrolyte through the electrode is maintained. This leads to an increase in exchange current density between the electrode and electrolyte which results in enhanced thermocell performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6602-6606
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • reduced graphene oxide
  • thermocells
  • thermogalvanic cells

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