Screen Printable Electrochemical Capacitors on Flexible Substrates
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AuthorRomero Maldonado, Francisco Javier; Morales, Diego P.; Becherer, Markus; Rivadeneyra, Almudena; Rodriguez, Noel
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Paulo E. Cruvinel, Almudena Rivadeneyra-Torres, Michael Niedermayer, Sandrine Bernardini, Matteo Tonezzer
CarbonConductive InkElectrochemical CapacitorFlexible ElectronicsScreen-printingSpecific Capacitance
SponsorshipThis work has been partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD) and the European Union through the pre-doctoral grant FPU16/01451, and its mobility program, the project TEC2017-89955-P and fellowship H2020-MSCA-IF-2017794885-SELFSENS.
This work presents a novel approach for the fabrication of Electrochemical Capacitors (ECs) based on the screen-printing of a commercial carbon-based conductive ink on flexible substrates. This technique enables the fast and cost-effective production of ECs with high flexibility and outstanding performance over bending states and voltage cycling, as demonstrated by means of cyclic voltammetry and galvanometric charge-discharge measurements. Despite the fact that the specific areal capacitances achieved are lower than the ones obtained using other carbon-based materials (~22 μF/cm2), the results show that, as soon as new screen-printable carbon-based pastes become available, this fabrication method will enable the mass production of ECs that can be attached to any surface as a conformal patch, as it is being required by a large number of the emerging technological applications.