Advanced Materials

Direct Growth of Flexible Carbon Nanotube Electrodes

Authors

  • J. Chen,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)
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  • A. I. Minett,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)
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  • Y. Liu,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)
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  • C. Lynam,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)
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  • P. Sherrell,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)
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  • C. Wang,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)
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  • G. G. Wallace

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)
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  • We thank the Australian Research Council for continued financial support, and Jon Lai and Lam Vuong from Atomate USA for helpful discussions regarding the Atomate Thermal CVD. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

Multiwalled CNT entangled networks integrated into a highly conducting carbon layer can be grown on a range of substrates including glassy carbon and metal foils. A continuous flexible CNT electrode with high surface area and conductivity is produced, with a stable battery capacity of 572 mAh g–1. This discovery provides a direct route for the generation of large-scale flexible CNT electrode materials.

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