Written by an international group of leading experts from both academia and industry, this is the first comprehensive book on the topic for 10 years. Taking into account the commercial interest in these systems and the scientific and technological developments over the past decade, all important materials and systems are covered, with several chapters devoted to topics of direct industrial relevance. The book starts by providing an introduction to the general principles of electrochemistry, the properties of electrochemical capacitors, and electrochemical characterization techniques. There follows a discussion of electrical double layer capacitors and pseudocapacitors, as well as the various electrolyte systems, before going on to cover modeling, the manufacture of industrial capacitors, constraints, testing, and reliability.
Fran?ois B?guin is Professor of Materials Chemistry at Orl?ans University, France. His research activities are devoted to chemical and electrochemical applications of carbon materials, with special attention to the development of nano-carbons with controlled porosity and surface functionality for applications in energy conversion/storage and environment protection. He has published over 230 papers, owns several patents, and his works have been cited over 3000 times. Beguin is the Director of two national programmes in the French Agency for Research (ANR), one on Energy Storage (Stock-E), the other on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (H-PAC).
Elzbieta Frackowiak is a full professor at Poznan University of Technology, Poland. She is an electrochemist, with research interests focused on energy storage/conversion. Frackowiak has more than 150 publications and 2800 citations to her name, and is Chair Elect of Division 3 (Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage) of the International Society of Electrochemistry.
Table of Contents
General Principles of Electrochemistry General Properties of Electrochemical Capacitors Electrochemical Characterization Techniques Electric Double-Layer Capacitors and Carbons for EDLCs Modelling of Electrochemical Capacitors Pseudo-Capacitors and Materials for PCs Asymmetric Systems in Organic Medium Asymmetric Systems in Water Medium EDLC Based on Ionic Liquids Manufacturing of Industrial Capacitors Supercapacitor Modules Sizing and Heat Management under Electric, Ageing, and Thermal Constraints Testing of Supercapacitors Reliability of Electrochemical Capacitors Market and Applications of Supercapacitors