Graphene-based in-plane micro-supercapacitors with high power and energy densities

Wu ZS, Parvez K, Feng X, Muellen K (2013)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2013


Book Volume: 4

Article Number: 2487

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3487


Micro-supercapacitors are important on-chip micro-power sources for miniaturized electronic devices. Although the performance of micro-supercapacitors has been significantly advanced by fabricating nanostructured materials, developing thin-film manufacture technologies and device architectures, their power or energy densities remain far from those of electrolytic capacitors or lithium thin-film batteries. Here we demonstrate graphene-based in-plane interdigital micro-supercapacitors on arbitrary substrates. The resulting micro-supercapacitors deliver an area capacitance of 80.7μFcm-2 and a stack capacitance of 17.9Fcm-3. Further, they show a power density of 495Wcm-3 that is higher than electrolytic capacitors, and an energy density of 2.5mWhcm-3 that is comparable to lithium thin-film batteries, in association with superior cycling stability. Such microdevices allow for operations at ultrahigh rate up to 1,000Vs-1, three orders of magnitude higher than that of conventional supercapacitors. Micro-supercapacitors with an in-plane geometry have great promise for numerous miniaturized or flexible electronic applications. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

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Wu, Z.-S., Parvez, K., Feng, X., & Muellen, K. (2013). Graphene-based in-plane micro-supercapacitors with high power and energy densities. Nature Communications, 4.


Wu, Zhong-Shuai, et al. "Graphene-based in-plane micro-supercapacitors with high power and energy densities." Nature Communications 4 (2013).

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