High Energy Density Supercapacitors

Marcus Worsley | 20-ERD-019

Executive Summary

The goal of this project is to use design optimization and additive manufacturing to significantly boost the energy density of supercapacitors. We will develop the computational tools to determine how porosity in three-dimesionally printed supercapacitor electrodes impacts device performance and expand operating conditions to increase the supercapacitor's performance.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

B. Yao, S. Chandrasekaran, J. Zhang, W. Xiao, F. Qian, C. Zhu, E.B. Duoss, C.M. Spadaccini, M.A. Worsley, Y. Li, “Efficient 3D Printed Pseudocapacitive Electrodes with Ultrahigh MnO2 Loading,” Joule, 3 459 (2019).

C. Zhu, A.J. Pascall, N. Dudukovic, M.A. Worsley, J.D. Kuntz, E.B. Duoss, C.M. Spadaccini, “Colloidal Materials for 3D Printing,” Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 10 17 (2019).

B. Yao, S. Chandrasekaran, H. Zhang, A. Ma, J. Kang, L. Zhang, X. Lu, F. Qian, C. Zhu, E.B. Duoss, C.M. Spadaccini, M.A. Worsley, Y. Li, “3D-Printed Structure Boost the Kinetics and Intrinsic Capacitance of Pseudocapacitive Graphene Aerogels,” Advanced Materials, 32 1906652 (2020).

T. Kou, S. Wang, R. Shi, T. Zhang, S. Chiovoloni, J.Q. Lu, W. Chen, M.A. Worsley, B.C. Wood, S.E. Baker, E.B. Duoss, R. Wu, C. Zhu, Y. Li, “Periodic Porous 3D Electrodes Mitigate Gas Bubble Traffic during Alkaline Water Electrolysis at High Current Densities,” Advanced Energy Materials, 10 2002955 (2020).

B. Yao, H. Peng, H. Zhang, J. Kang, C. Zhu, G. Delgado, D. Byrne, S. Faulkner, M. Freyman, X. Lu, M.A. Worsley, J. Lu, Y. Li, “Printing Porous Carbon Aerogels for Low Temperature Supercapacitors,” Nano Letters, 21 3731 (2021).

V.A. Beck, A.N. Ivanovskaya, S. Chandrasekaran, J.-B. Forien, S.E. Baker, E.B. Duoss, M.A. Worsley, “Inertially enhanced mass transport using 3D-printed porous flow-through electrodes with periodic lattice structures,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 118 e2025562118 (2021).

S. Chandrasekaran, J.-B. Forien, P.G. Campbell, J.S. Oakdale, J.A. Mancini, M.A. Worsley, J. Biener, “Carbon aerogels with integrated engineered macroporous architecture for improved mass transport,” Carbon, 179 125 (2021).

V.A. Beck, J.J. Wong, C.F. Jekel, S.E. Baker, E.B. Duoss, M.A. Worsley, “Computational Design of Microarchitected Porous Electrodes for Redox Flow Batteries,” Journal of Power Sources, accepted (2021).

M.A. Worsley, “Additive Manufacturing of Graphene Aerogel Electrodes.” Invited, 2021 Spring ECS Meeting, June 2021.

V.A. Beck, S. Chandrasekaran, M. Salazar de Troya, R. Hensleight, A.N. Ivanovskaya, M. Reale Batista, B.D. Moran, J. Oakdale, C. Zhu, F. Qian, T. Liu, T. Kou, X. Zheng, Y. Li, E.B. Duoss, T. Weisgraber, S.E. Watts, D.A. Tortorelli, T. Baumann, M. Stadermann, C. Spadaccini, M.A. Worsley, “Optimizing 2D Materials-based Electrodes for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices.” Bay Area Battery Summit, December 2020.

M.A. Worsley, “Aerogels for Energy and Environmental Applications.” Invited, Fall 2020 NNSA, MSIPP, STEAM, CHRES Seminar, October 2020.