Functional flexible and wearable supercapacitors

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationJournal Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume50
Issue number27
Online published21 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2017

Abstract

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