About this Research Topic
Different supercapacitor technologies are increasingly available within established battery industries, from portable to grid and automobile applications. Especially as capacitors have longer life spans in comparison to batteries and rarely need to be serviced or replaced. The aim of this Research Topic is to explore recent progress in the various aspects of capacitor technology to include materials, supercapacitor configuration, charge storage mechanisms and performance. The differences and similarities between battery and capacitor technologies must be addressed in the recent advancements of this research area. Several key issues have been identified for applications that exploit one or more characteristics unique to electrochemical capacitor energy storage and some key technology challenges for their further development and greater market acceptance.
The goal of this Research Topic is to investigate the advances in supercapacitors in multiple dimensions. Supercapacitors as energy storage systems impact S&T innovations and stakeholders in various ways to include developments in portable electronic devices, renewable energy generation and electric vehicles. Therefore, there is a need to study the interface between scientific developments and practical difficulties in applications of materials and devices. The inefficiency of applications in comparison to theoretical projections could be tackled at the macro level (fabrication and design technology) as well as at microscopic level (synthesis and operational reactions). However, true insight towards the complexities of charge storage must be gained by developing an understanding of key factors across these scales.
Researchers, and technologists interested in all aspects of the science, technology and applications of supercapacitors, may submit original research and reviews about materials, configurations and theories related to the use of supercapacitors.
Topics considered include, but are not limited to:
• Carbon based Electrode materials for electrochemical performance
• Metal oxides based Electrode materials for electrochemical performance
• Conducting polymer based Electrode materials for electrochemical performance
• Composites and other advance electrode materials for electrochemical performance
• Electrolytes for energy applications
• Wearable and flexible supercapacitor systems for energy applications
Keywords: energy materials, supercapacitors, supercapacitor configuration, charge storage mechanism, electrochemical performance
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