1st Edition

Supercapacitors and Their Applications Fundamentals, Current Trends, and Future Perspectives

Edited By Anjali Paravannoor, Baiju K.V. Copyright 2023
    214 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Owing to their high-power density, long life, and environmental compatibility, supercapacitors are emerging as one of the promising storage technologies, but with challenges around energy and power requirements for specific applications. This book focusses on supercapacitors including details on classification, charge storage mechanisms, related kinetics, and thermodynamics. Materials used as electrodes, electrolytes, and separators, procedures followed, characterization methods, and modeling are covered, along with emphasis on related applications.


    • Provides an in-depth look at supercapacitors, including their working concepts and design
    • Reviews detailed explanation of various characterization and modeling techniques
    • Give special focus to the application of supercapacitors in major areas of environmental as well as social importance
    • Covers cyclic voltammetry, charging–discharging curves, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy as characterization techniques
    • Includes a detailed chapter on historical perspectives on the evolution of supercapacitors

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, chemistry in batteries, and physics.

    Chapter 1. Historical Perspectives
    Vijila Kalarivalappil, Baiju Kizhakkekilikoodayil Vijayan

    Chapter 2. Electric Double Layer Capacitors
    Shyamli Ashok, Deepu Joseph, Jasmine Thomas, Nygil Thomas and Anjali Paravannoor

    Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Pseudocapacitors
    Shyamli Ashok, Deepu Joseph, Jasmine Thomas, and Nygil Thomas

    Chapter 4. Looking Deeper into the Electrode Processes
    Sindhu Thalappan Manikkoth, Fabeena Jahan, Deepthi Panoth Anjali Paravannoor, Baiju Kizhakkekilikoodayil Vijayan

    Chapter 5. Design Considerations of Full cell Supercapacitors
    Mijun Chandran, Asha Raveendran, Mari Vinoba, Margandan Bhagiyalakshmi

    Chapter 6. Characterization Techniques
    Deepthi Panoth, Kunnambeth M Thulasi, Fabeena Jahan, Sindhu Thalappan Manikkoth, Divya Puthussery, Baiju Kizhakkekilikoodayil Vijayan, Anjali Paravannoor

    Chapter 7. Design, Fabrication, and Operation of Functional Supercapacitor Devices
    Sudhakar Y N, Shilpa M P, Shivakumar Shetty, Sreejesh M, Shridhar Mundinamani, Margandan Bhagiyalakshmi, Gurumurthy S C

    Chapter 8. Conventional Applications of Supercaacitors
    G. Gopakumar, S. Anas

    Chapter 9. Portable Electronics and Microsupercapacitors
    G. Gopakumar, Sujith K V , Sarayu Jayadevan  , S. Anas

    Chapter 10. Supercapacitors in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications
    Sruthi Maruthiyottu Veetil, Sindhu Thalappan Manikkoth, Anjali Paravannoor, Baiju Kizhakkekilikoodayil Vijayan

    Chapter 11. Integrated power harvesting and storage system: Supercapacitors aiding new and renewable energy generation
    Dr. Nijisha P , Shidhin M

    Chapter12. Market Trends, Innovations and Challenges Associated with the Existing Supercapacitor Technology
    Anjali Paravannoor


    Dr Anjali Paravannoor is currently working as a DST-INSPIRE faculty at Kannur University, Kerala, India. She earned her PhD degree (2015) in Nanomaterials from Amrita Viswavidyapeetham University, Ettimadai, India. She received her master’s degree in Nanoscience and Technology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Over the last ten years, she has been actively involved in research in the field of supercapacitor systems. She has more than 30 publications in peer reviewed international journals and several book chapters in the area of energy generation and storage. Currently she is working on 2-D nanostructures for pseudo capacitor applications. Her research interests also include the development of novel anode materials for Li ion and sodium ion battery applications.

    Dr. Baiju K.V. is presently working as an assistant Professor at Kannur University, Kerala, India. He was worked as a Scientist at Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, Thrissur, Kerala, India which is a Research and Development laboratory under Ministry of electronics and Information Technology, Government of India from 2011 to 2016. He also worked as a Post-Doctoral Associate in North-western University, Evanston, Illinois USA from October 2008 to April 2011 in the area of photo catalytic reduction of carbon dioxde to fuel. He had his PhD from National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology formerly known as RRL Trivandrum on the topic sol-gel synthesis of nanomaterials in 2008. To his credit he has more than 60 papers (> 3500 citations) in peer reviewed international journals and 7 patents. He is currently working in the area of nanostructured materials for catalyst, photocatalyst, supercapacitor and solar cell applications.