Recent Progress on Flexible and Wearable Supercapacitors

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1701827
Journal / PublicationSmall
Issue number45
Online published20 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2017


Recently, wearable electronic devices including electrical sensors, flexible displays, and health monitors have received considerable attention and experienced rapid progress. Wearable supercapacitors attract tremendous attention mainly due to their high stability, low cost, fast charging/discharging, and high efficiency; properties that render them value for developing fully flexible devices. In this Concept, the recent achievements and advances made in flexible and wearable supercapacitors are presented, especially highlighting the promising performances of yarn/fiber-shaped and planar supercapacitors. On the basis of their working mechanism, electrode materials including carbon-based materials, metal oxide-based materials, and conductive polymers with an emphasis on the performance-optimization method are introduced. The latest representative techniques and active materials of recently developed supercapacitors with superior performance are summarized. Furthermore, the designs of 1D and 2D electrodes are discussed according to their electrically conductive supporting materials. Finally, conclusions, challenges, and perspective in optimizing and developing the electrochemical performance and function of wearable supercapacitors for their practical utility are addressed.

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  • flexible, supercapacitors, wearable

Citation Format(s)

Recent Progress on Flexible and Wearable Supercapacitors. / Xue, Qi; Sun, Jinfeng; Huang, Yan; Zhu, Minshen; Pei, Zengxia; Li, Hongfei; Wang, Yukun; Li, Na; Zhang, Haiyan; Zhi, Chunyi.

In: Small, Vol. 13, No. 45, 1701827, 06.12.2017.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal