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Carbons for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Systems

1st Edition

Edited by Francois Beguin, Elzbieta Frackowiak

CRC Press

529 pages | 318 B/W Illus.

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As carbons are widely used in energy storage and conversion systems, there is a rapidly growing need for an updated book that describes their physical, chemical, and electrochemical properties. Edited by those responsible for initiating the most progressive conference on Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection (CESEP), this book undoubtedly fills this need.

Written in collaboration with prominent scientists in carbon science and its energy-related applications, Carbons for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Systems provides the most complete and up-to-date coverage available on carbon materials for application in electrochemical energy storage and conversion. The text studies different carbon materials and their detailed physicochemical properties and provides an in-depth review of their wide-ranging applications—including lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and primary cells.

Recognizing that most scientists involved with these applications are materials scientists rather than electrochemists, the text begins with a review of electrochemical principles and methods. It then covers the different forms of traditional sp2 carbons, introduces novel techniques for preparing advanced carbons, and describes the main physicochemical properties which control the electrochemical behavior of carbons. The second half of the book focuses on research and provides a wealth of original information on industrial applications.

Complete with an abundance of figures, tables, equations, and case studies, this book is the ideal one-stop reference for researchers, engineers, and students working on developing the carbon-based energy storage and conversion systems of tomorrow.

Table of Contents




Principles of Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Methods; Jean-François Fauvarque and Patrice Simon

Structure and Texture of Carbon Materials; Michio Inagaki

Carbide-Derived Carbons and Templated Carbons; Takashi Kyotani, John Chmiola, and Yury Gogotsi

Porous Texture of Carbons; Dolores Lozano-Castelló, Fabián Suárez-García,Diego Cazorla-Amorós, and Ángel Linares-Solano

Surface Chemical and Electrochemical Properties of Carbons; Ljubisa R. Radovic

Electronic Structures of Graphite and Related Materials; Toshiaki Enoki

Carbon Materials in Lithium-Ion Batteries; Petr Novák, Dietrich Goers, and Michael E. Spahr

Electrical Double-Layer Capacitors and Pseudocapacitors; François Béguin, Encarnación Raymundo-Piñero, and Elzbieta Frackowiak

Fuel Cell Systems: Which Technological Breakthrough for Industrial Development?; Claude Lamy

Carbon in Batteries and Energy Conversion Devices; Ralph J. Brodd

Industrial Production of Double-Layer Capacitors; Roland Gallay and Hamid Gualous

Advanced Battery Applications of Carbons; Morinobu Endo, Yong Jung Kim, and Ki Chul Park


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SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical