• Journal Article

Effect of porosity variation on the electrochemical behavior of vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Citation

Raut, A. S., Parker, C. B., Stoner, B., & Glass, J. T. (2012). Effect of porosity variation on the electrochemical behavior of vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Electrochemistry Communications, 19, 138-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2012.03.021

Abstract

Electrochemical charge storage characteristics of vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as a function of varying diameter and spacing are reported. It was observed that the specific capacitance of the MWCNTs increased as both diameter and inter-tube spacing decreased. The MWCNT films with 230 nm inter-MWCNT spacing exhibited specific capacitance of 228 F/g versus 70 F/g for 506 nm spacing, when tested in a non-aqueous electrolyte. Further, a trend in specific capacitance versus pore size is proposed. Coupled with previously reported trends observed in the sub-10 nm pore size regime, this is expected to offer better understanding of electrochemical behavior of porous carbon materials over a wide range of pore sizes. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved