Aligned carbon nanofibers (CNF), gravimetric energy density, binder-free, electrodes
Lithium-air batteries, electrochemical capacitors, portable consumer electronics, hybrid-electric and all-electric vehicles
This invention proposes the synthesis of MWCNT electrodes for Lithium-Air batteries. Lithium-Air batteries consist of a Li metal cathode, an organic electrolyte, and a high-surface carbon anode. During discharge, Li ions migrate to the anode and combine with electrons and molecular oxygen to form solid LixO2. MWCNT electrodes can also be used in non-aqueous electrochemical capacitors.
US Patent Application 13/097244 filed on 4/29/2011
Last revised: March 1, 2012