Carbon Soot for Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications

Candle Soot for Energy Storage

  • Darshana D Potphode
  • Ananya Gangadharan
  • Chandra Shekhar Sharma Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Keywords: Candle Soot; Carbon; Li-ion battery; Supercapacitor;, Energy Storage


New forms of carbon nanomaterials for energy storage application is an incessant expansion towards excellence which have always been at the focal point as envisaged in this review. Candle soot derived carbon nanoparticles are relatively newer candidates in energy storage applications. These carbon nanoparticles are interconnected to form a ordered network with the particle size of nearly 10-50 nm. Due to their nano size, high electrochemical accessible surface area, and excellent electrical conductivity these carbon nanoparticle are being used for energy storage applications in recent past. At electrochemical aspect, candle soot derived carbon nanoparticles offers fast charge-discharge electrode kinetics with desirable specific power in supercapacitors as well as high capacity at high C rates (current densities) in lithium ion battery. These carbon nanoparticles can be utilized as conductive additives for activated carbon, nucleation and conductive support for redox additives, and storage materials in supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries. This review provides a discussion over the potential of these candle soot derived carbon nanoparticles as electrode materials with emphasis on physical and chemical properties which are important for energy storage systems, in particular lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors.


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