Theoretical model for nanoporous carbon supercapacitors

Jingsong Huang, Bobby G. Sumpter, Vincent Meunier

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(Figure Presented) Importance of pore curvature: A theoretical model is proposed for nanoporous carbon supercapacitors to replace the commonly used one for an electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) on the basis of an electric double-cylinder capacitor (EDCC) for mesopores, which becomes an electric wire-in-cylinder capacitor (EWCC) for micropores (see picture; left to right: decreasing pore size). This model explains the experimental data in various pore ranges, showing the significance of pore curvature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-524
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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