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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014, Article ID 580256, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/580256
Review Article

The Carbon Nanotube Fibers for Optoelectric Conversion and Energy Storage

1College of Science, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410004, China
2Material Science and Engineering School, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410004, China

Received 25 April 2014; Accepted 31 May 2014; Published 21 August 2014

Academic Editor: Li Li

Copyright © 2014 Yongfeng Luo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This review summarizes recent studies on carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers for weavable device of optoelectric conversion and energy storage. The intrinsic properties of individual CNTs make the CNT fibers ideal candidates for optoelectric conversion and energy storage. Many potential applications such as solar cell, supercapacitor, and lithium ion battery have been envisaged. The recent advancement in CNT fibers for optoelectric conversion and energy storage and the current challenge including low energy conversion efficiency and low stability and future direction of the energy fiber have been finally summarized in this paper.