Material Architecture: Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Applications for Energy

by Alison Kibe

With the availability of cost effective and easily scalable synthesis methods, researchers have begun working with porous and 3D graphene and carbon nanotube (CNT) structures. Wang, Sun, and Chen (2014) wrote a review article outline uses for foam-like structures of CNTs, graphene, and hybrids of the two. Using a process called chemical vapor deposition, it is possible to construct defect free 3D architectures. This type of method is currently used in thin film production, i.e. production of semiconductor wafers in photovoltaic cells. Continue reading