Special Issue "Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 108

Special Issue Editor

Laboratory of Experimental and Applied Physics, Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso suckow da Fonesca, Av. Maracanã Campus 229, Rio de Janeiro 20271-110, Brazil
Interests: supercapacitors; electrode materials; nanocomposite materials; energy density; power density; nanostructured electrode materials; hybrid supercapacitors; asymmetric supercapacitors; pseudo-capacitors; electrochemical double-layer capacitors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on the most current developments and advancements in the field of novel electrode materials that are important for supercapacitors.

Amidst the escalating worldwide energy crisis and mounting environmental concerns, the exploration and effective implementation of novel energy sources and efficient storage technologies have emerged as extensively discussed subjects within scientific inquiry. Supercapacitors, also termed ultracapacitors or electrochemical capacitors, hold extensive potential for integration in electronic gadgets, electric vehicles, and smart grids, thanks to their impressive attributes such as remarkable power density, rapid charge–discharge rates, and long-term stability. Nevertheless, the constrained capacity or energy density of supercapacitors has emerged as a principal impediment that curtails their broader industrial applications.

As has been widely acknowledged, the energy density of supercapacitors is contingent upon both the specific capacitance of electrode materials and the cumulative cell voltage. Consequently, effective strategies directed at enhancing the capacity or energy density of supercapacitors encompass the fabrication of pioneering electrode materials showcasing multidimensional nanostructures, the formulation of fine-tuned electrolytes, and the construction of asymmetric/hybrid devices. The rise of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials has sparked a revolutionary influence within the domain of supercapacitors, fostering remarkable advancements in their energy storage capacity and comprehensive electrochemical process.

This Special Issue of Crystals aims to cover the most recent advances in electrode materials for supercapacitors. This includes, but is not limited to, the exploration of novel electrode materials, morphology and structure designs, doping and composite formation, and electrolytes. The Special Issue aims to promote the performance of electrode materials and expand the applications in the field of supercapacitors.

Dr. Rajendran Suresh Babu
Guest Editor

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  • supercapacitors
  • electrode materials
  • nanocomposite materials
  • energy density
  • power density
  • nanostructured electrode materials
  • hybrid supercapacitors
  • asymmetric supercapacitors
  • pseudo-capacitors
  • electrochemical double-layer capacitors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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