Wood to supercapacitors

Nanowerk  May 24, 2018 Researchers in China have developed an economical and sustainable method for the synthesis of ultrathin carbon nanofiber (CNF) aerogels from the wood‐based nanofibrillated cellulose aerogels via a catalytic pyrolysis process. They demonstrated that wood‐derived CNF aerogels exhibit excellent electrical conductivity, a large surface area, and potential as a binder‐free electrode material for supercapacitors. The results suggest great promise in developing new families of carbon aerogels based on the controlled pyrolysis of economical and sustainable nanostructured precursors… read more. TECHNICAL ARTICLE