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Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices and Supercapacitors

An overview
Dr Sandeep Arote


This book provides a comprehensive account of the fundamental aspects of electrochemical energy storage devices, with a focus on electrochemical supercapacitors. Building from an in-depth knowledge of the present state of energy utilisation, contextualised against the requirement for renewable energy, the book sets out the components and performance-governing parameters of conventional and supercapacitors, identifying the challenges, trends and limitations involved in their implementation. Accessible and authoritative, this book is ideal for undergraduates, postgraduate students and research scholars, as well as industry professionals working in energy, nanoscience, material science, and the automobile industry for e-vehicles.

Key Features:

  • Each chapter contains a table comprising performance parameters of the device
  • Provides fundamental electrochemical properties of material and performance parameters for energy storage devices
  • Includes requirement, characteristics, classification and recent trends in electrode materials for supercapacitors
  • Summarizes formation of material by various methods
  • Provides a broad insight of energy storage devices for future technological applications

About Editors

Dr Sandeep A. Arote is an Associate Professor of Physics at the Sangamner Nagarpalika Arts, D.J. Malpani Commerce and B. N. Sarda Science College (Autonomous), Sangamner, affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune), MS, India. He has 15 years' teaching and 10 years' research experience. He has published over 35 research articles in reputed peer-reviewed international journals and also presented his research work at several national and international conferences. His main research areas include: nanostructured materials for energy generation, storage devices (nanostructured solar cells, supercapacitors, and batteries), and sensors. He has co-authored several textbooks for undergraduate physics courses, such as Handbook of Physics, Practical Course in Physics, Solid State Physics, Nuclear Physics, and a booklet on graph plotting techniques. Furthermore, he is a reviewer for several reputed peer-reviewed international journals.

Table of Contents

Chapter1: Fundamentals and perspectives of Lithium-ion Batteries
•Battery types
•Secondary battery
•Components of Electrochemical cell (EC)
•Lithium ion battery
•Components in LIB
•Electrochemistry related to LIB
•Importance of Li
•Working mechanism
•Driving force for moment of Li+ in LIB
•Voltage of a battery
•Battery Charging and discharging Process
•Commonly introduced materials
•Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 2: Positive Electrode Materials for LiB
•Materials for Li –ion battery
:•Active Material for LIB: Cathode
•Criteria for selection of cathode material:
•LMO Material for Cathode electrodeoLiCoO2-Based Positive Electrode Material oLiNiO2-Based Positive Electrode MaterialsoSpinel LiMn2O4-Based Positive Electrode MaterialsoLiFePO4-Based Positive Electrode Materials.
•Other Positive Electrode Materials
Chapter3:Fundamentals and perspectives of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
•Introduction: Limitations of Li-ion batteryand current needs
•Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
•Working Principle and Mechanism
•Importance of S
•Theoretical predictions
•Components in LIS
•Commonly introduced materials
•Role of Electrolyte in Sulfur Cathode Chemistry
•Importance and limitations of LiS
•Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 4: Host Materials for sulphur in LiS battery
•Physical confinement of sulfur species and Chemical anchoring of sulfur species, fixing and capturing
•Host matrices for Sulfur Carbon based Metal oxide based Metal sulfide based
•Challenges and Opportunities


Hardback ISBN: 9780750331012

Ebook ISBN: 9780750331036

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Renewable and Sustainable Power


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