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Materials Development for Active/Passive Components of a Supercapacitor

Background, Present Status and Future Perspective


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Aneeya K. Samantara, Satyajit Ratha
    Pages 1-7
  3. Aneeya K. Samantara, Satyajit Ratha
    Pages 9-10
  4. Aneeya K. Samantara, Satyajit Ratha
    Pages 11-39
  5. Aneeya K. Samantara, Satyajit Ratha
    Pages 41-46
  6. Aneeya K. Samantara, Satyajit Ratha
    Pages 47-48

About this book


This brief deals with various forms of supercapacitors starting from traditional carbon based supercapacitors to advanced next generation hybrid supercapacitors. The primary focus is to investigate the successive evolution in the core components of a typical supercapacitor which will bring significant observations regarding their feasibility and overall impact on the charge storage capacity so as to reach at par with the current battery technology. The authors present a critical review of the current collectors, electrode materials and electrolytic components which have distinctive impact on both the power and energy density of a supercapacitor. Emerging trends in the fabrication of hybrid supercapacitor technology bring together the exceptional power density of a double layer capacitor and energy density of a rechargeable battery, which promises a brighter future for the electrical energy storage system.


energy storage device fabrication Supercapacitor Energy Storage Renewable Energy EDLC Pseudocapacitor Electrochemical Capacitors Sustainable Energy Hybrid supercapacitor Evolution of supercapacitor

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Colloids and Materials Chemistry DepartmentCSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.School of Basic SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BhubaneswarBhubaneswarIndia

About the authors

Dr. Aneeya Kumar Samantara has pursued his Ph.D. at CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Before joining the Ph.D. he has completed the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Chemistry from Utkal University and Master in Science in Advanced Organic Chemistry at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha. Dr. Aneeya’s research interest includes the synthesis of metal chalcogenides and graphene composites for energy storage and conversion application. To his credit, he has authored in 16 peer reviewed international journals and two book chapters.

Mr. Satyajit Ratha is a Project Assistant at the School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India. Prior to joining IIT Bhubaneswar, he received his Bachelor of Science, First Class Honours from Utkal University, in 2008 and Master of Science from Ravenshaw University in 2010. Satyajit’s research interests include two dimensional semiconductors, nanostructure synthesis, applications, energy storage devices and supercapacitors. He has authored and co-authored about 16 peer reviewed international journals.

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