Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 2:30 PM
South American AB (Capital Hilton)

Expanding the Horizons of Green Battery and Capacitor Chemistries with Nano-Porous Carbon

Bryan D. Sawyer and Galen Suppes. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

Energy storage is an empowering technology for many power technologies that are more-sustainable and green energy technologies (e.g. wind and solar power). Also, batteries and capacitors allow green energy alternatives to be used in electric (BEV, HEV, and PHEV) vehicles as one of the most promising alternatives to gasoline. One of the most benign, high-performance materials in batteries and capacitors is nano-porous carbon.

This paper is on the use of ALLCRAFT nano-porous carbon in supercapacitors. At surface areas in excess of 3,400 m2/g, the ALLCRAFT carbon has about 50% more surface area then the best reported material used in supercapacitors. Performance in several supercapacitor configurations will be reported.