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Graphene-based Electrodes for Application in Supercapacitors

Objective

For vehicle applications, it is desirable to have devices with high energy density, high power density, long cycle and shelf life, and low cost. Supercapacitors are considered one of the newest innovations in the field of electrical energy storage. In hybrid electric vehicle, supercapacitors can be coupled with fuel cells or batteries to deliver the high power needed during acceleration as well as to recover the available energy during regenerative braking. To design a supercapacitor for a specific application that requires high energy density or high power density or both, proper electrode materials and a suitable electrolyte are to be chosen. The combination of graphene and graphene-based material as electrode materials, and the use of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) may exhibit excellent performance in supercapacitors. Graphene based materials can be obtained by a bottom-up approach in a more controllable fashion. The enhanced capacitive behaviour of this material may be obtained by the proper alignment of graphene sheets as well as the interconnected nanoscale channels. However, these studies are still at the primary stage, and further studies are necessary. The ElectroGraph project follows a technology driven approach. It is thus obvious that the development of both electrode materials as well as the electrolyte solutions is required in order to optimize the overall performance of the supercapacitor.

The main novelty of the technical development is the optimised production of graphene with its properties specifically defined and adjusted for application as electrode material in energy storage devices. This would be achieved through defining of processing parameters to tailor-made graphene with a specific surface area, size and corresponding electrical properties is a new consideration.

The ElectroGraph will use an integrated approach in development of both electrode materials as well as the electrolyte solutions as required for optimising the overall performance of supercapacitors.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-GC-ELECTROCHEMICAL-STORAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 619 377
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (9)

DANUBIA NANOTECH SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 251 563
Address
Ilkovicova 3
84104 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Viera Skakalova (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Scarisbrick (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 431 052
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 349 962
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 370 468
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jimenez Arroyo (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 202
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7
France
EU contribution
€ 485 992
Address
Rue Thomas Mann 5
75205 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Muriel Maurice (Ms.)
MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 324 990
Address
Route De Montena 65
1728 Rossens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Panzera (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 86 471
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)