Electrochemical Capacitors Based on Pseudocapacitance

  • B. E. Conway


Double-layer-type electrochemical capacitors are complemented by capacitors based on so-called pseudocapacitance, which arises in some electrosorption processes and in redox reactions at electrode surfaces or oxide films, e.g., RuO2, IrO2, Co3O4. The significance of the term and phenomenon referred to as “pseudocapacitance” has not been well understood in the electrochemical capacitor and related battery fields. We therefore first explain its origin and significance.


Cyclic Voltammetry Sweep Rate Electrochemical Capacitor Underpotential Deposition Cyclic Voltammetry Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Conway
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  1. 1.Fellow of the Royal Society of CanadaUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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