New materials hold the key to fundamental advances in energy conversion and storage, both of which are vital in order to meet the challenge of global warming and the finite nature of fossil fuels. Nanomaterials in particular offer unique properties or combinations of properties as electrodes and electrolytes in a range of energy devices. Supercapacitors have been widely acknowledged to be promising devices for energy storage. This book describes the latest progress in the discovery and development of nanoelectrolytes and nanoelectrodes for supercapacitor applications.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Basic Concepts of Supercapacitors. Carbon Based Supercapacitors. Oxide Based Supercapacitors (I) – Manganese Oxides. Oxide Based Supercapacitors (II) – Other Oxides. Flexible Supercapacitors. Microsupercapacitors.
Ling Bing Kong obtained his PhD from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1997. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore in Jan 1998 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Two years later, he moved to the School of Materials Science and Engineering at NTU as a Research Fellow, working for another two years. He then joined Temasek Laboratories at the National University of Singapore in April 2002 as a Research Scientist and later as a Senior Research Scientist. In February 2012, he returned to NTU as an Associate Professor. His research interests include processing and characterization of functional ceramics, electromagnetic composite materials, and functional nanomaterials. He has published 190 journal papers, 2 books, 8 book chapters, and more than 60 conference presentations/abstracts. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Soft Nanoscience Letters (SCIRP), Research & Reviews in Electrochemistry, ISRN Ceramics, and Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, and is the Associate/Academic Editor of American Chemical Science Journal and Indian Science and Engineering Journal.