Conductive elastic nanofiber films as energy storage device components

2023-2024 Spring
Faculty Department of Project Supervisor: 
Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SU-NUM)
Number of Students: 

The ever-growing flexible and wearable electronics market and rapid technological developments have been the driving force in the development of energy storage systems that can stretch, bend, fold, wrinkle while maintaining their electrochemical performance. While many different strategies continue to be put forward to develop flexible and elastic energy storage systems, especially lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors, the difficulties of developing new materials and configurations and designing simple and large-scale production methods that can be widely used cannot be ignored. In particular, the development of lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors, which can be intrinsically stretchable is quite challenging, but there is a great need for those energy storage systems to power flexible electronic devices.
In this project, nanofiber based conductive elastic films as energy storage device components will be designed and fabricated. Students will use the electrospinning technique for the production of nanofibers. The conductivity under stretching will then be investigated.

Related Areas of Project: 
Materials Science ve Nano Engineering