Charge storage mechanism and transport behaviour in nanoporous carbons: implications on developing next-generation electric double-layer capacitors (2013–2015)
Electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs) are energy storage devices that store energy at electrode-electrolyte interface as physically adsorbed charge. Improvement on EDLC energy density is critical for future success in global efforts on renewable energy. Recent research toward enhancing EDLC energy density has revealed fundamental problems and created debate about the charge storage mechanism and transport phenomena in nanopores. This project aims to investigate these problems that impact energy density and power capacity of nanoporous carbons. A comprehensive model of charge storage mechanism and transport in nanoporous carbons will be a world-leading research that will help guide future development of next-generation EDLCs.