Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Graphene Paper as Electrodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Authors

  • Shisheng Li,

    1. Shenyang National Laboratory of Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, P.R. China
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  • Yanhong Luo,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
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  • Wei Lv,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P.R. China
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  • Wanjing Yu,

    1. Shenyang National Laboratory of Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, P.R. China
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  • Sida Wu,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P.R. China
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  • Pengxiang Hou,

    1. Shenyang National Laboratory of Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, P.R. China
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  • Quanhong Yang,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P.R. China
    • School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P.R. China
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  • Qingbo Meng,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
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  • Chang Liu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Shenyang National Laboratory of Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, P.R. China
    • Shenyang National Laboratory of Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, P.R. China.
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  • Hui-Ming Cheng

    1. Shenyang National Laboratory of Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, P.R. China
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Abstract

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Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) are grown directly on a free-standing graphene paper (GP). The desirable carrier transport ability of the VACNTs, good conductivity and mechanical properties of the GP, and strong bonding between the VACNTs and the GP endow the hybrid structure with superior performance when utilized as the electrodes of lithium-ion batteries and dye-sensitized solar cells.

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