Anion size effect on electrode potential in a nanoporous carbon

Hyuck LIM, Weiyi LU, Xi CHEN, Yu QIAO

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When two half-supercapacitors are of different temperatures and connected together, since the electrode potential is thermally dependent, a significant output voltage is generated. This thermally induced capacitive effect can be employed for harvesting and storing low-grade heat. In the current study, the effects of anion size are investigated experimentally. In the nanoporous carbon under investigation, the electrode potential increases with temperature. The thermal sensitivity of electrode potential increases somewhat linearly with the anion size, suggesting that using large anions is beneficial. These unique phenomena should be attributed to the unique solvated structures and ion distribution characteristics in the confining nanoenvironment. © 2012 by ESG.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2577-2583
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nanporous carbon


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