By Igor V. Barsukov, Christopher S. Johnson, Joseph E. Doninger, Vyacheslav Z. Barsukov

This booklet studies examine paintings on electrochemical strength resources within the former Warsaw Pact nations. It explores the position carbon performs within the cathodes and anodes of strength assets and divulges the newest examine into the improvement of steel air batteries, supercapacitors, gas cells and lithium-ion and lithium-ion polymer batteries. For the 1st time, an entire bankruptcy used to be dedicated to metal-carbon composites as electrode fabrics of lithium-ion batteries

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Table 5. Relation between the C/C composites composition, HTT, time of carbonisation and the capacitance values (F/g). ) 30 30 30 90 30 90 180 420 180 180 C (F/g) 48 53 55 48 60 76 100 60 58 57 4. CONCLUSION The KOH-activated carbons give excellent capacitance values reaching ca. 300 F g-1 despite a rather moderate specific capacitance per surface area, being in the range of 7-11 PF cm-2. Apparently, this can be 19 considered as due to a restricted accessibility to the micropores active surface in the case of the KOH activated materials with extremely developed porosity.

In the low frequency region (from 1mHz to 100mHz) nearly a complete penetration of the ions into the pores is allowed and the quite stable values indicate the domination of the capacitive behavior at the electrolyte/carbon interface. All the curves show a typical drop of † In the table, G, P, I stand for measurements by galvanostatic, potentiodynamic and impedance spectroscopy, respectively. 16 capacitance with frequency, which becomes quite significant at frequencies higher than 1Hz. In the case of the sample CS15, the decrease of capacitance is shifted to slightly higher frequency compared to CS48, both in aqueous and organic medium.

The capacitor electrodes were films formed by a mixture of the active material (a-MnO2·nH2O/carbon composite, 90 wt%) with a binder solution (Teflon, 10%). The mixture was thoroughly homogenized in an agate mortar and dried at room temperature before being rolled into a thin film of uniform thickness. Electrode pellets were cut with a surface of 1 cm2. Two electrode cell capacitors were built with a glassy fibrous separator and gold current collectors, using a Teflon Swagelok® type system. 4 or with a modified pH of 10 by the addition of NaOH.

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