Carbon nanohorns-coated microfibers for use as free-standing electrodes for electrochemical power sources

Brahim Aïssa, Zéhira Hamoudi, Hiro Takahashi, Kazuyuki Tohji, Mohamed Mohamedi, My Ali El Khakani

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We report the first direct laser based synthesis of carbon nanohorns onto carbon microfibrous, for the straightforward fabrication, of free-standing (binderless) electrodes. These carbon nanohorns have diameters as small as 2-4 nm and were found to cover uniformly the microfibrous substrates. The carbon nanohorns-based electrodes developed here are shown to open new prospects for the development of advanced electrochemical power sources. In particular, their possible applications in either lithium-ion batteries or supercapacitors or fuel cell technologies are demonstrated. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-866
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009



  • Binderless nanostructured electrodes
  • Carbon nanohorns
  • Catalyst support
  • Electrocatalytic properties
  • Electrochemical power sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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