Theory, Fundamentals and Application of Supercapacitors


Theory, Fundamentals and Application of Supercapacitors

B. Saravanakumar, G. Muralidharan, S.Vadivel, D. Maruthamani, M.Kumaravel

Supercapacitors or electrochemical capacitors are electrochemical energy storage devices which have drawn huge attention from the scientific community in recent years due to their compactness and long cyclic stability. Great efforts have been paid to improve the energy density of supercapacitor electrodes. Recent research focuses on synthesis of advanced carbon metals, polymers, and metal oxide based composites which can be used as electrode materials for supercapacitor applications. In this chapter, we focus on the history, recent developments concerning supercapacitors electrode materials, electrolytes and separators that have been widely used in supercapacitor devices. The basic parameters and electrochemical properties of supercapacitors are also summarized. Finally, to achieve high specific capacitance in supercapacitors some perspectives and outlook are proposed.

Supercapacitors, Energy Storage, Electrodes, Carbon Materials

Published online 2/25/2018, 21 pages


Part of Electrochemical Capacitors

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