Electrochemical Super Capacitors Fabricated by the Layer-by-Layer (LbL) Technique


Electrochemical Super Capacitors Fabricated by the Layer-by-Layer (LbL) Technique

C. Moganapriya, P. Sathish Kumar, Samir Kumar Pal, P. Kanagarajan, R. Rajasekar

This chapter provides an overview of current research on electrochemical supercapacitor materials fabricated by the layer-by-layer assembly technique. Emphasis has been given towards the basic principle of supercapacitors and various electrode materials suitable for high-performance supercapacitor applications. The chapter is a detailed discourse regarding the layer-by-layer fabrication technique with their performance and stability. Electrode materials such as metal oxides/hydroxides and conducting polymers exhibit pseudocapacitive behavior whereas carbon-based materials show electrical double layer capacitance. Electrode materials such as, graphene, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes, polyaniline, and carbon nanofibers, provide high surface area for the layer-by-layer deposition of metal oxides, metal hydroxides, conducting polymers that aid the effective ion diffusion and which in turn enhances the specific capacitance with excellent cyclic stability.

Layer-by-Layer, Supercapacitor, Energy Storage, Graphene

Published online 2/25/2018, 27 pages

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291579-8

Part of Electrochemical Capacitors

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