Project TitleCarbon Nanoparticle for Energy Storage
Track Code2013-141
Short Description

Design of a carbon-based high charge density nanostructure (HDN) for energy storage

#materials #cnt #energy #nanotechnology #nanoparticles


Advances in the development of renewable energy sources and their storage have propelled efforts to design and fabricate ever higher charge density nanostructures (HDNs) that are cost-effective and safe. An optimal HDN would have a high surface area, many sub-nanochannels through which charged species could access the internal surfaces and favorable surface reactivity. Northwestern University researchers rose to this challenge by designing and generating spherical, carbon-based HDNs. These cost-effective nanoparticles functioned as supercapacitors with a very high power density when assembled into dense films. When coupled with electro-spraying for film formation these carbon nanoparticles could be a great option for production of supercapacitors. 

Tagsenergy, MATERIALS: CNT, nanotechnology: nanoparticles
Posted DateJan 20, 2015 10:53 AM


Robert Chang

Donald Buchholtz

Byounghong Lee


  • Solar cells
  • Supercapacitors
  • Fuel cells
  • Batteries
  • Remote energy storage


  • Inexpensive
  • Safe
  • Simple to apply compared to current alternatives


IP Status

US patent application has been filed.

Marketing Contact

Sarah Kamper, PhD

Invention Associate

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