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  • Editors: Kazufumi Kobashi, Karolina Laszczyk
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081028889
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081028896

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Microsupercapacitors systematically guides the reader through the key materials, characterization techniques, performance factors and potential applications and benefits to society of this emerging electrical energy storage solution. The book reviews the technical challenges in scaling down supercapacitors, covering materials, performance, design and applications perspectives. Sections provide a fundamental understanding of microsupercapacitors and compare them to existing energy storage technologies. Final discussions consider the factors that impact performance, potential tactics to improve performance, barriers to implementation, emerging solutions to those barriers, and a future outlook. This book will be of particular interest to materials scientists and engineers working in academia, research and development.

Key Features

  • Provides a concise introduction of the fundamental science, related technological challenges, and solutions that microsupercapacitors can offer
  • Compares microsupercapacitors with current technologies
  • Reviews the applications of new strategies and the challenge of scaling down supercapacitors
  • Covers the most relevant applications, including energy storage, energy harvesting, sensors and biomedical devices


Materials scientists and engineers working in academia and research and development

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanomaterials, Aerogels, Biomaterials, Composites, Inks
    Grzegorz Lota
    2. Silicon-based electrodes
    Karolina Laszczyk and Kazufumi Kobash
    3. The Role and the Necessary Features of Electrolytes for Microsupercapacitors
    Jijeesh Ravi Nair
    4. Standard Electrochemical Techniques for Defining the Performance of Microsupercapacitors
    Chandramouli Subramaniam and Mihir Kumar
    5. Energy Storage
    Ziyou Song
    6. Microbatteries
    Karolina Laszczyk and Kazufumi Kobashi
    7. Energy Harvesting
    Karolina Laszczyk and Kazufumi Kobashi
    8. Design and Technology Processes Used for Microsupercapacitors
    Karolina Laszczyk
    9. Fiber-Shaped Microsupercapacitors
    Yuan Chen
    10. Recent Research and Issues
    Karolina Laszczyk

Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: October 1, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081028889
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081028896

About the Editors

Kazufumi Kobashi

Kazufumi Kobashi is a Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2009, Dr Kobashi has been developing the CNT microsupercapacitor technology; since 2017, he has focused on the characterization technology of nanocarbon-based, neat and composite materials in AIST, and applied research in CNT.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo, Japan

Karolina Laszczyk

Karolina Laszczyk is an Assistant Professor at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Wroclaw, Poland. Whilst working at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and at the Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (TASC) in Japan between 2011-2016, Dr Laszczyk worked on developing microsupercapacitor technology. For this work she was awarded the “12th IIjima Award for Young Scientists” by The Japanese Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene Research Society, and the silver medal at The International Trade Fair Ideas Inventions New Products IENA in Nuremberg 2017.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

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