Functional flexible and wearable supercapacitors

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationJournal Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number27
Online published21 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2017


Substantial effort has been devoted to endowing flexible and wearable supercapacitors with desirable functions and solving urgent concerns regarding their practical application, particularly materials selection, air permeability, self-healability, shape memory, integration, and modularization. This gives rise to challenges with regard to both suitable materials and device fabrication. This review highlights the current state-of-the-art of these supercapacitors pertinent to materials, fabrication strategies, and performance. Challenges and solutions are also discussed to further improve their practicality. The aim of this review is to make a timely summary of this emerging field and discuss future opportunities and challenges.

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  • flexibility, integration, modulization, self-healability, shape memory, supercapacitor, wearability