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Towards Textile Energy Storage from Cotton T-Shirts

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  • Lihong Bao,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 300 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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  • Xiaodong Li

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    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 300 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 300 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
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Abstract

A simple chemical activation route is developed to convert insulating cotton T-shirt textiles into highly conductive and flexible activated carbon textiles (ACTs) for energy-storage applications. Such conversion gives these ACTs an ideal electrical double-layer capacitive behavior. The constructed asymmetric supercapacitors based on the ACTs and MnO2/ACT composite show superior electrochemical performances.

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