Carbon nanotubes’ use in energy storage

Author – Jaidev Dhavle, MaastrichtScience Programme, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, Email:

Abstract – The global energy demands are increasing at a very rapid rate. These high energy demands are resulting in rapid consumption of scarce resources which can lead to major problems in the future. Thus, the development and use of ‘green’ resources must occur as soon as possible. In view of these circumstances researchers are continuously trying to find alternative energy sources to meet our energy demands. In this context, Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) has proved to be very useful in terms of storing renewable energy. This review paper focuses on the role and effect of CNT in popular energy storage devices and also includes information on the synthesis and properties of CNT.

Keywords – Carbon Nanotubes, Hydrogen Storage, Lithium Ion Batteries, Super-Capacitors and Photovoltaic Cells




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