Bimodal porous carbon cathode and prelithiated coalesced carbon onion anode for ultrahigh power energy efficient lithium ion capacitors

Amir Reza Aref, Shih Wen Chen, Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, Clive Randall

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations


Lithium ion capacitors made using prelithiated coalesced carbon onion based anode showed excellent high energy and power performance with time constant in the order of ∼1.45s. The interconnected carbon onion microstructure facilitated both rapid electron and ion transport thereby minimizing the overall resistance. Additionally, high specific capacitance was achieved through control of pore size distribution in high surface area carbons derived from polyfurfuryl alcohol based polymer blends. The fabricated capacitors can be charged and discharged in less than 30s between 2.2V − 4V with energy efficiencies >90%. The maximum achievable energy density was 120 Wh/kg with the capacitor retaining 77 Wh/kg even at a high power density of 11 kW/kg. The capacitors also demonstrated excellent cycling stability with 80% capacitance retention over 21000 cycles along with good thermal stability up to 60 °C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-97
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Nov 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

Cite this