Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Capacitors


The book explores recent developments in the area of composite applications for supercapacitor electrodes based von conducting polymers, graphene, biomass, or carbonaceous quantum dots. Synthesis strategies of composite materials and electrode preparation methods are discussed in detail.


Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Capacitors
Eds. Inamuddin, Mohammad Faraz Ahmer, Abdullah M. Asiri
Materials Research Foundations Volume 24
Publication Date 2018, 210 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-52-4 (release date January 15th, 2018)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-53-1
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291531

Electrochemical capacitors or supercapacitors offer a number of advantages over batteries; they are more safe and reliable, charge quicker, have an indefinite lifespan, exhibit a high power density and a wide range of working temperature. Supercapacitors demonstrate an extraordinary potential in both consumer electronics and large-sized energy storage applications, e.g. in communications, transportation, aviation, and power industries.
The book explores recent developments in the area of composite applications for supercapacitor electrodes based von conducting polymers, graphene, biomass, or carbonaceous quantum dots. Synthesis strategies of composite materials and electrode preparation methods are discussed in detail.

Electrochemical Capacitors, Supercapacitors, Energy Storage, Supercapacitor Electrodes, Conducting Polymer Composites, Graphene-based Composites, Biomass-based Capacitors, Carbonaceous Quantum Dot Composites, Sol-Gel Synthesis, Sonochemical Synthesis, Polyaniline-Zirconia Nanofibers, Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Capacitors

Table of Contents

Graphene-based supercapacitor: Fabrication and their properties
Jin-Gang Yu

Biomass-based sustainable electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors
Mohd. Khalid, Ana M.B. Honorato, Rajib Paul

Green sonochemical synthesis of conducting polymer/RuO2 composite granules as an efficient electrode for supercapacitor applications
P. Ramyakrishna, B. Rajender, A. Saran, M.F. Ahmer, Inamuddin

Metal oxide/hydroxide based materials for supercapacitors
S. Narayanan, R. Joseph

Investigation of cationic exchange activity and electrochemical performance of hybrid polyaniline-zirconia nanofibers
P. Ramyakrishna, B. Rajender, A. Saran, M.F. Ahmer, Inamuddin

Carbonaceous quantum dot composites for the application of electrochemical supercapacitors
P. Ramyakrishnaa, B. Rajender, B. Ravi, Inamuddin, M. Farz Ahmar

Sol-gel synthesis of transition metal oxides based electrode materials for supercapacitors
Dhiraj Sud

Conducting polymer composites for supercapacitors
Angesh Chandra, Archana Chandra
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This collection assesses the current status of graphene-metal and graphene-polymer composites, biomass-derived activated carbons, transition metal oxides, hybrid polyaniline-zirconia nanofibers, and carbonaceous quantum dot composites for application in electrochemical supercapacitors. The eight chapters also describe a green sonochemical method for synthesizing conducting polymers, a sol-gel method of synthesizing transition metal oxide-based electrodes with superior electrochemical properties, and the analysis of ion conducting composite polymer electrolytes. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold Inc. Portland, OR (

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Supercapacitors, Energy storage, Supercapacitor electrodes, Conducting polymers, Transition metal oxides, Quantum dot composites

About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a permanent faculty member (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 85 research articles in international journals of repute and seventeen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published nineteen edited books with Springer, United Kingdom, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. U.S.A., CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Switzerland and Materials Science Forum, U.S.A. He is the member of various editorial boards of the journals and also serving as associate editor for a journal Environmental Chemistry Letter, Springer Nature. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.

Dr. Mohammad Faraz Ahmer is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Mewat Engineering College, Nuh Haryana, India, since 2012 after working as Guest Faculty in University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, India, during 2009-2011. He completed M.Tech. (2009) and Bachelor of Engineering (2007) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in the first division. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2016 on his thesis entitled “Studies on Electrochemical Capacitor Electrodes”. He has published six research papers in reputed scientific journals. His scientific interests include electrospun nano-composites and supercapacitors. He has presented his work at several conferences. He is actively engaged in searching of new methodologies involving the development of organic composite materials for energy storage systems.

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. He graduated from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) with B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1990 and a Ph.D. from University of Wales, College of Cardiff, U.K. in 1995. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. Prof. Asiri is the principal supervisors of more than 20 M.Sc. and six Ph.D. theses. He is the main author of ten books of different chemistry disciplines. Prof. Asiri is the Editor-in-Chief of King Abdulaziz University Journal of Science. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a new class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. Prof. Asiri involved in many committees at the KAU level and on the national level. He took a major role in the advanced materials committee working for KACST to identify the national plan for science and technology in 2007. Prof. Asiri played a major role in advancing the chemistry education and research in KAU. He has been awarded the best researchers from KAU for the past five years. He also awarded the Young Scientist Award from the Saudi Chemical Society in 2009 and also the first prize for the distinction in science from the Saudi Chemical Society in 2012. He also received a recognition certificate from the American Chemical Society (Gulf region Chapter) for the advancement of chemical science in the Kingdome. He received a Scopus certificate for the most publishing scientist in Saudi Arabia in chemistry in 2008. He is also a member of the editorial board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than one thousand publications in international journals, several book chapters and edited books.