Cellulose-Based Printed Power Sources

Sang Young Lee, Jung Hwan Kim, Donggue Lee

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The emerging demand of ubiquitous smart electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT) calls for high-energy–density power sources with aesthetic versatility. Printed power sources have recently been in the spotlight as a promising system because of their various form factors and performance compatibility with electronics. Hence, extensive research on advanced materials has been conducted to achieve both facile processing and high performance of printed power sources. Cellulose, due to its natural abundance, environmental friendliness, chemical versatility, and dimensional stability, has been widely used as a reliable and sustainable basic constituent for a vast variety of materials/devices in our daily lives. The characteristic one-dimensional (1D) structure and chemical functionalities of cellulose bring unprecedented advantages to the fabrication and performance of energy storage materials and systems, which overcome the limitations of conventional synthetic materials. Notably, to obtain both form factor diversity and electrochemical reliability of printed power sources, cellulose has been extensively investigated as a promising building element because of its compatibility with the printing-based fabrications, mechanical stability, and electrochemically favorable morphology for printed power source components. In this chapter, we overview recent studies of cellulose as a building block for advanced printed energy storage systems, with a particular focus on application to printed electrodes, electrolytes/separator membranes, and substrates of Li-ion batteries/supercapacitors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanoScience and Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameNanoScience and Technology
ISSN (Print)1434-4904
ISSN (Electronic)2197-7127

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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