Nanocomposite paper. by: Bryce Sauser MEEN 3344. What is Nanocomposite paper. is a hybrid energy storage device that combines characteristics of batteries and supercapacitors.
by: Bryce Sauser MEEN 3344
This energy storage device is based on two basic, inexpensive materials: carbon nanotubes and cellulose.Also an ionicliquid provides the third component: electrolyte. Engineered together, they form nanocompositepaper. It is as thin and flexible as a piece of paper—it can be twisted, folded, rolled and cut to fit any space without losing any of its energy. The paper battery can also be stacked to boost the total power output.
To creat this paper you have to first dissolve the cellulose in the ionic liquid and then inflitrate the cellulose paper with aligned carbon nanotubes which form the uniform film. Then it is solidified on dry ice, after this it is soaked in ethonal to remove the ionic liquid and dried in a vacume, which gives you your final product: Nanocomposite paper.