This is a selection of publications from the Structural Power Composites Group, for a full list of publications please see below.


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author = {Greenhalgh, ES and Shirshova, N and Kucernak, A and Shaffer, MSP and Teixeira, R and Bismarck, A and Kireitseu, M and Shelton, R},
title = {Recent advances in structural supercapacitors for transport applications},
year = {2015}

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AB - © 2015 International Committee on Composite Materials. All rights reserved. Multifunctionality, in which secondary functions can be imbued onto structures, is leading to new opportunities to innovate and novel approaches to address the traditional challenges associated with adopting composites. This is leading to the development of truly multifunctional materials, in which the constituents (i.e. fibres and matrices) inherently have dual roles. The focus of this paper are structural power materials: structural composites which have the capacity to store and deliver electrical energy. This paper presents recent developments in structural supercapacitors, with particular focus on enhancing their specific electrical power. The specific electrical energy and power and ±45° in-plane shear modulus and strength of carbon fibre fabrics with and without CAG reinforcement were characterised. The matrix was a blend of a structural matrix (Cytec MTM® 57) and ionic liquid based electrolyte. Two separators were investigated: plain weave glass fibre (GF® 0902) and non-woven polyester veil (PM® 25). The specific energy and power of the CAG reinforced laminates demonstrated a considerable improvement over as-received carbon fibre fabrics which was attributed to optimisation of the microstructure of the electrode/separator interface. The laminates with glass fibre separators exhibited a superior shear modulus to the laminates with PM®25 separators due to the inferior mechanical properties of the PE veil. Similarly the CAG reinforcement significantly enhanced the modulus. Fractographic observations showed that for the non-CAG reinforced laminates the wetting between the carbon fibre electrode and glass fibre separator was inferior to that for the PM®25 separator. However, for the CAG reinforced laminates this trend was reversed, with the glass fibre separator exhibiting superior wetting, and hence a superior shear strength. However, further work is n
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Shirshova,N
AU - Kucernak,A
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Teixeira,R
AU - Bismarck,A
AU - Kireitseu,M
AU - Shelton,R
PY - 2015///
TI - Recent advances in structural supercapacitors for transport applications
ER -