Energy and environmental nanotechnology in conductive paper and textiles

Liangbing Hu, Yi Cui

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Paper and textiles have been used ubiquitously in our everyday lives, such as books and newspapers for propagating information, clothing and packaging. In this perspective, we will summarize our recent efforts in exploring these old materials for emerging energy and environmental applications. The motivations and challenges of using paper and textiles for device applications will be discussed. Various types of energy and environmental devices have been demonstrated including supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries, microbial fuel cells and water filters. Due to their unique morphologies, paper and textile-based devices not only can be fabricated with simple processing, but also show outstanding device performance. Being renewable and earth-abundant materials, paper and textiles could play significant roles in addressing future energy and environmental challenges. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6423
JournalEnergy & Environmental Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-l1-001-12
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-l1-001-12). We also acknowledge Xing Xie, Mauro Pasta, Yuan Yang, David Schoen, Hui Wu, Fabio La Mantia, Jang Wook Choi, James R. McDonough, Sang Moo Jeong, Seung Min Han, Heather Deshazer, Benjamin Weil, Nian Liu, Wei Chen, Guihua Yu, Professor Craig S. Criddle and Professor Zhenan Bao.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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