1st Edition

Nanostructured Ceramic Oxides for Supercapacitor Applications

Edited By Avinash Balakrishnan, K.R.V. Subramanian Copyright 2014
    209 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    209 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A fresh and innovative technology is currently being recognized as a viable replacement for batteries. Research in the field of supercapacitors, as well as in the area of ceramic materials and their application to supercapacitor development, has spawned Nanostructured Ceramic Oxides for Supercapacitor Applications. Featuring key contributions from well-established experts, this book highlights the field of high-energy and power storage devices, and considers the potential of nanostructured ceramic oxides for supercapacitors.

    It explores the role of different ceramic oxide systems and their surface nano-architecture in governing the efficacy of a supercapacitor, and presents a detailed understanding of the basic design and science associated with nanostructured ceramic oxide-based supercapacitors. It examines the history and development of this promising energy system, covering the fundamentals, science, and problems associated with this swiftly emerging field. The book also looks extensively into different measurement techniques that can evaluate the performance of this device.

    • Presents an overview of a given field with examples chosen primarily for their educational purpose
    • Provides exhaustive references at the end of each chapter
    • Fits the background of various science and engineering disciplines
    • Contains detailed mathematical analyses

    Each chapter includes several simple, well-illustrated equations and schematic diagrams to augment the research topics and help the reader grasp the subject. Background theories and techniques are introduced early on, leading to the evolution of the field of nanostructured ceramic oxide-–based supercapacitors.

    Nanostructured Ceramic Oxides for Supercapacitor Applications chronicles significant strides in device development, and benefits seniors and graduate students studying physics, electrical and computer engineering, chemistry, mechanical engineering, materials science, and nanotechnology.

    Capacitor to Supercapacitor: an Introduction

    Praveen Pattathil, Nagarajan Sivakumar, and Theresa Sebastian Sonia

    Electrochemical Cell and Thermodynamics

    Jaya T Varkey, P Anjali, and Vara Lakshmi Menon

    Supercapacitors: Fundamental Aspects

    S Jayalekshmi and Anand Puthirath

    Measurement Techniques for Performance Evaluation of Supercapacitor Materials and Systems

    Heather A. Andreas

    Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Supercapacitor Applications

    P Ragupathy, R Ranjusha, and Roshny Jagan

    Future Scope and Directions of Nanotechnology in Creating Next-Generation Supercapacitors

    Meisam Valizadeh Kiamahalleh and S H S Zein



    Dr. Avinash Balakrishnan joined as faculty at Nanosolar Division in 2010, following a post doctorate at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble-INP) France. He received his PhD and MS in materials engineering from Paichai University, South Korea. He is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, where he completed his bachelor’s in metallurgical engineering. He is actively leading five government-funded projects related to high-energy density supercapacitors. He is currently the associate editor to Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He has coauthored more than 70 research publications, and has filed eight Indian Patents in the area of energy storage.

    Dr. K. R. V. Subramanian is currently working as associate professor with Amrita Centre for Nanosciences, Kochi, India. He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University, England, in 2006. His previous alma mater for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering include the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He also worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA. He continued his postdoctoral research at IISc, Bangalore. Dr. Subramanian has 62 journal publications and 29 conference presentations to his credit. He is also a reviewer for many prestigious journals. He researches actively in the areas of high performance supercapacitors, Li batteries, photovoltaics, nanofabrication, nanomaterials for cancer therapy, nanodevices.

    "... provides excellent background and characterization methods for supercapacitors and explores different nano-structured ceramic oxides used in supercapacitor devices. With the outstanding illustrations, diagrams, and tables used to support an understanding of the theory and mathematics presented, the reader will thoroughly grasp the subject matter and learn about new cutting-edge material developments and current research activities in the growing area of supercapacitor technology."
    ––John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July/August — Vol. 31, No. 4

    "The subject matter is of significant importance at present, and will be very timely… Storage materials are one of the hottest research topics at present and many active research groups are working on this across the world. This will be an excellent addition."
    ––Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay, Washington State University, Pullman, USA

    "The subject is a very topical one given the need for efficient energy technologies. Its main strength will be in the breadth of the target audience, from students to industrial practitioners. It is good to see an emphasis on testing procedures, as these can often be more problematic than the actual device design."
    —Adrian Lowe, Australian National University