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Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program
Phase 7 (2017 Deadline)

Laser-assisted fabrication of graphene and MXene based novel energy storage devices
US Partner: Deji Akinwande, University of Texas
Pakistan Partner: Syed Rizwan Hussain, National University of Science & Technology (NUST)
Project summary
Using novel architecture, the team will fabricate different energy storage devices, including lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors.

Progress Report

This project is focused on exploring advanced materials for energy storage devices. Towards this end, materials such as metal carbide two-dimensional films, also known as MXenes, have been synthesized. Different synthesis conditions were explored with the goal of obtaining crystalline high-quality films. Several characterization methods including x-ray diffraction have been employed in the studies of the nanomaterials. The first supercapacitor energy storage device has been fabricated and successfully tested. The preliminary results are promising and indicate the research is making progress towards the goal of energy storage devices based on advanced nanomaterials.