361 Pages
    by CRC Press

    362 Pages 36 Color & 176 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors provides a state-of-the-art overview of the research and development of novel electrolytes and electrolyte configurations and systems to increase the energy density of electrochemical supercapacitors. Comprised of chapters written by leading international scientists active in supercapacitor research and manufacturing, this authoritative text:

    • Describes a variety of electrochemical supercapacitor electrolytes and their properties, compositions, and systems

    • Compares different electrolytes in terms of their effects on electrochemical supercapacitor performance

    • Examines the interplay between the electrolytes, active electrode materials, and inactive components of the supercapacitors

    • Discusses the design and optimization of electrolyte systems for improving electrochemical supercapacitor performance

    • Explores the challenges electrochemical supercapacitors currently face, offering unique insight into next-generation supercapacitor applications

    Thus, Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors is a valuable resource for the research and development activities of academic researchers, graduate/undergraduate students, industry professionals, and manufacturers of electrode/electrolyte systems and electrochemical energy devices such as batteries, as well as for end users of the technology.

    Fundamentals of Electrochemical Supercapacitors. Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors. Compatibility of Electrolytes with Inactive Components of Electrochemical Supercapacitors. Electrolyte Performance Validation Using Electrochemical Supercapacitor Cells. Challenges and Perspectives of Electrochemical Supercapacitors.


    Cheng Zhong is an associate professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University. Prior to joining the faculty at Tianjin University, he worked as an associate professor in the State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He earned his BSc and PhD in Materials Science from Fudan University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Zhong’s recent research interests focus on the development of electrochemical metallurgy methods for preparing micro/nanostructured materials for electrochemical and electrocatalysis applications.

    Yida Deng is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University. He earned his PhD from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. Dr. Deng’s research interests include metal and metal oxide nanostructures for electrochemical and energy applications.

    Wenbin Hu is a professor and dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University. Previously, he worked as a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He holds a BSc and PhD from Central-South University and an MSc from Tianjin University. Dr. Hu is a member of the Expert Group on Advanced Structural and Composite Materials in the new materials field of China’s 863 Program (National High-Tech Research and Development Program). He received the support of the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2011. Dr. Hu’s research interests focus on advanced micro/nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion.

    Daoming Sun is chief technology officer at LiCeram Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. He earned his PhD in physical electronics from Fudan University and holds a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Xi’an University of Technology. His research focuses on the deve

    "… provides a nice overview of both the fundamentals of electrochemical capacitor technologies and some of the latest and most impactful publications on electrochemical interactions between electrolytes and various electrode materials. … discusses technologically important but often omitted topics related to the impacts of binders and oxidation stability of current collectors utilized in the construction of supercapacitor electrodes."
    —Gleb Yushin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

    "… excellent, up-to-date information on electrolytes for electrochemical supercapacitors. A must read for anyone working in this area."
    —Joey Jung, Board Director, International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science

    "… comprehensively summarizes electrolyte aspects in supercapacitor research and development. … [includes] a good selection of topics covering all aspects that a researcher would wonder. … The editors are leading scientists in this area."
    —George Zhao, University of Queensland, Australia

    "… very useful for graduate students and also for researchers in the field of electrochemical supercapacitors."
    —Shuhui Sun, INRS-EMT, University of Quebec, Varennes, Canada

    "The major strength of this book is the topic by itself—electrolyte material—since it is not often detailed in other similar books, which are mainly focused onto the active material part (carbon, oxide, etc.). … In chapter three, interesting information about the corrosion of aluminum current collectors can be found, which is really important and often neglected or disregarded in our community. The book also contains, in chapter one, an updated view of the latest developments on porous carbons as well as on pseudocapacitive materials, which is useful."
    —Patrice Simon, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France