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High performance ultracapacitors with carbon nanomaterials and ionic liquids

United States Patent

October 9, 2012
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The present invention is directed to the use of carbon nanotubes and/or electrolyte structures in various electrochemical devices, such as ultracapacitors having an ionic liquid electrolyte. The carbon nanotubes are preferably aligned carbon nanotubes. Compared to randomly entangled carbon nanotubes, aligned carbon nanotubes can have better defined pore structures and higher specific surface areas.
Lu; Wen (Littleton, CO), Henry; Kent Douglas (Laramie, WY)
ADA Technologies, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
11/ 832,089
August 1, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract Nos. DE-FG02-05ER84218 and DE-FG02-07ER84688 awarded by the Department of Energy and OII-0610919 awarded by the National Science Foundation