Research Proposal : Novel development of Li-ion hybrid capacitors

The following link provides access to a shortened version of a research proposal which outlines both chemical and thermal techniques by which to selectively implement specific Lewis acidic and Lewis basic surface oxygen groups onto carbon substrates. Combined with the chemical graphitization, anchor-site implementation and surface passivation techniques detailed throughout the author’s publications made available on this website, carbon-based electrodes with highly tune-able electrochemical accessibility, pore sizes, polarizability, adsorption properties, structural integrity, crystallite size and conductivity can be readily created. Such methodology, when formulated with the proper combinations (e.g., homogenous Lewis-Basic high surface area carbon cathodes combined with more graphitic and/or oxide-doped nanotube anodes) can allow for novel advancements in hybrid battery-type capacitor systems. Aside from this, the methodology presented also enables a direct template for the treatment of high surface area carbon surfaces for increased electrochemical accessibility of nanoparticle oxide materials for charge storage/charge transfer processes.

Shortened Hybrid Li-ion Capacitor Proposal