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Carbon Nanomaterials: Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage (Small 8/2012)

Authors

  • Liming Dai,

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    1. Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon (Case4Carbon), Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    • Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon (Case4Carbon), Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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  • Dong Wook Chang,

    1. Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Institute of Advanced Materials & Devices, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), 100 Banyeon, Ulsan, 689-798, South Korea
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  • Jong-Beom Baek,

    1. Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Institute of Advanced Materials & Devices, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), 100 Banyeon, Ulsan, 689-798, South Korea
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  • Wen Lu

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    1. EnerG2, Inc., 100 NE Northlake Way, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    • EnerG2, Inc., 100 NE Northlake Way, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
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Abstract

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The cover picture features carbon nanomaterials–carbon nanotubes and graphene–for applications in energy conversion and storage devices. Compared to conventional materials used for energy applications, carbon nanomaterials possess unique electrical and surface properties useful for efficient energy conversion and storage. Considerable efforts have been made to utilize carbon nanomaterials, including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene, as energy materials, and tremendous progress has been achieved in developing high-performance energy conversion (e.g., solar cells and fuel cells) and storage (e.g., supercapacitors and batteries) devices. For more information please read the Review “Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage” by L. Dai, W. Lu, and co-workers, beginning on page 1130. The Review covers the progress from the last two decades in the research and development of carbon nanomaterials for advanced energy conversion and storage and discusses challenges and perspectives of this exciting field.

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