Recent advances in dual-carbon based electrochemical energy storage devices

Ruilin Hou, Bao Liu, Yinglun Sun, Lingyang Liu, Jianing Meng, Mikhael D. Levi, Hengxing Ji, Xingbin Yan

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Dual-carbon based rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors are promising electrochemical energy storage devices because their characteristics of good safety, low cost and environmental friendliness. Herein, we extend the concept of dual-carbon devices to the energy storage devices using carbon materials as active materials in both anode and cathode, and offer a real-time and overall review of the representative research progress concerning such generalized dual-carbon devices. In this review, the charge storage mechanisms of various ions on different carbonaceous electrodes are introduced at first. Then, the research progress and problems of dual-carbon devices based on four types of charge-storage mechanisms including “adsorption-adsorption”, “adsorption-intercalation”, “intercalation-adsorption” and “intercalation-intercalation” are systematically discussed. Finally, prospects for future research directions and challenges of the dual-carbon devices are presented, and some new insights are proposed as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104728
JournalNano Energy
StatePublished - Jun 2020

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  • Carbon materials
  • Dual-carbon devices
  • Dual-ion batteries
  • Hybrid capacitors
  • Supercapacitors


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