Advanced electrode for energy devices

Advanced electrode for energy devices

Research Project
Project Goals

Due to their tremendous aspect ratio (up to 106), low density, good electrical/thermal properties and inertness in chemically aggressive environments SWNTs currently attract huge interest for modification and broadening of the properties of traditional materials in order to expand their durability and area of applications. Based on our experience and developed new technologies in the field we have launched a new project on carbon nanotube enforced materials, especially for battery electrode materials. By using an unique new method of mixing we have achieved very good dispersion and distribution of SWNTs in the electrode matrix (with collaborator). For example, by adding very small amount of nanotube, we could dramatically improve the properties of traditional electrode materials. Further technology development with our collaborators could be extended to the enforcement of other host materials such as ceramics, pure metals or mixing with solvents.

Research Area


Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting 2016, Boston, MA, USA 2016
Gugang Chen, Avetik Harutyunyan, G. Ramos-Sanchez, and Perla B. Balbuena
RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 27260-27266. 2016
G. Ramos-Sanchez, G. Chen, A. R. Harutyunyan and P. B. Balbuen
Carbon, 98, 624-632 2016
G.F. Zhong, J.W. Yang, H. Sugime, R. Rao, J.W. Zhao, D.M. Liu, A.R. Harutyunyan, J. Robertson
PACIFICHEM 2015 Chemical Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii 2015
A. Harutyunyan
Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting 2015, Boston, MA, USA 2015
K. Omichi, G. Ramos-Sanchez, G. Chen, P.B. Balbuena, A.R. Harutyunyan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, (47), 14527-14532 2015
R.T. Lv, G. Chen, Q. Li, A. McCreary, A. Botello-Mendez, S.V. Morozov, L.B. Liang, X. Declerck, N. Perea-Lopez, D.A. Culleni, S.M. Feng, A.L. Elias, R. Cruz-Silva, K. Fujisawa, M. Endo, F.Y. Kang, J.C. Charlier, V. Meunier, M.H. Pan, A.R. Harutyunyan, K.S. Novoselov, M. Terrones
Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting, Cancun, Mexico 2015
Avetik Harutyunyan
Carbon Nanotube Collaborators Workshop 2015, Yellow Springs, OH 2015
Avetik Harutyunyan
Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, (10), A2106-a2115 2015
K. Omichi, G. Ramos-Sanchez, R. Rao, N. Pierce, G. Chen, P.B. Balbuena, A.R. Harutyunyan
Workshop on Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Bandera, TX, USA 2015
N. Pierce, K. Omichi, G. Chen, A. Harutyunyan, Ramos-Sanchez, P. Balbuena
American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA 2015
N. Chou, A. Harutyunyan, D. Zakharov, E. Stach
American Physical Society March Meeting 2015, San Antonio TX USA 2015
A. Harutyunyan
American Physical Society March Meeting 2015, San Antonio TX USA 2015
T. Makaryan, V. Avetisyan, G. Chen, A. R. Harutyunyan, A. Makaryan
Electrochemical Society Meeting (ECS), Cancun Mexico, 10/5/14-10/10/14 2014
Kaoru Omichi, Qingmin Xu, Eric Kreidler, Christopher Brooks
International Conference on Microwave and THz Technologies and Applications, Aghveran, Armenia, 10/2/14-10/3/14 2014
A. Harutyunyan, A. Makaryan
Carbon 80, 513-522 2014
R. Rao, N. Pierce, Q. Xu, A. Harutyunyan
Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 073115 2014
R. Rao, N. Pierce, A. Dasgupta
American Chemical Society (ACS) National Mtg, San Francisco, CA, USA, 8/10/14-8/14/14 2014
Eric Kreidler, Kaoru Omichi, Qingmin Xu, Christopher Brooks
MRS Webinar, Columbus, OH (On-site through internet), 6/4/14 2014
Eric Kreidler, Qingmin Xu, Christopher Brooks