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Special Issue "Advances in Supercapacitor Technology and Applications"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Storage and Application".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alon Kuperman

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba, Israel
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Interests: energy conversion; power electronics; electric drives; energy storage; wireless power transfer; applied control and signal processing; hybrid power systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Alessandro Lampasi

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Unit, ENEA, ‎Rome, Italy
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Interests: electrical and electronic systems for nuclear fusion and experimental physics; power electronics; energy storage; applied electromagnetics; applied nanotechnology; modeling and simulation; measurement and testing techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy storage is a key topic for research, industry and business, gaining more and more interest. Supercapacitors (also known as ultracapacitors, electrochemical capacitors or double-layer capacitors) feature exceptional capacitance values, creating new scenarios and opportunities in both research and industrial applications, also because the related market is relatively recent. Developments in supercapacitor technology and supporting electronics, combined with reductions in costs, may revolutionize everything from large power systems to consumer electronics. We are inviting submissions to this Special Issue of Energies to collect the latest developments and applications in this field, but also to compare supercapacitors with other energy storage solutions.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Supercapacitor technologies, processes and materials;
  • Special devices for unconventional applications or harsh environments;
  • Hybrid and lithium-ion capacitors;
  • Experimental techniques for testing, characterization, monitoring and diagnosis of supercapacitors;
  • Approaches and tools for supercapacitor modeling and simulation;
  • Sizing and optimization algorithms;
  • Capacitor chargers and management systems;
  • Pulsed power supplies and fast controls;
  • Power electronics and converters for supercapacitors interfacing;
  • Systems and applications exploiting supercapacitors, such as energy storage, uninterruptible power supplies, smart grids, advanced transportation, renewable sources and clean energies;
  • Supercapacitor integration and combinations with other energy storage solutions;
  • Electrical vehicles, machines, starters and drives supported by supercapacitors;
  • Power quality, load management, peak shaving and back-up issues;
  • Energy harvesting and recovery, including regenerative braking;
  • Supercapacitors for sensor networks and distributed systems;
  • Reliability and safety of supercapacitors and related systems;
  • Technical-economical evaluations and market analyses.

Prof. Dr. Alon Kuperman
Dr. Alessandro Lampasi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • supercapacitors
  • energy storage
  • energy management
  • power systems
  • power electronics
  • pulsed power
  • high power testing and modeling
  • fast control
  • peak shaving
  • electrical machines and drives
  • electric and hybrid vehicles

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Open AccessArticle One-Pot Hydrothermal Synthesis of Novel Cu-MnS with PVP Cabbage-Like Nanostructures for High-Performance Supercapacitors
Energies 2018, 11(6), 1590; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11061590
Received: 28 April 2018 / Revised: 6 June 2018 / Accepted: 13 June 2018 / Published: 17 June 2018
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This paper reports the facile synthesis of a novel architecture of Cu-MnS with PVP, where the high theoretical capacitance of MnS, low-cost, and high electrical conductivity of Cu, as well as appreciable surface area with high thermal and mechanical conductivity of PVP, as
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This paper reports the facile synthesis of a novel architecture of Cu-MnS with PVP, where the high theoretical capacitance of MnS, low-cost, and high electrical conductivity of Cu, as well as appreciable surface area with high thermal and mechanical conductivity of PVP, as a single entity to fabricate a high-performance electrode for supercapacitor. Benefiting from their unique structures, the Cu-MnS with 2PVP electrode materials show a high specific capacitance of 833.58 F g−1 at 1 A g−1, reversibility for the charge/discharge process, which are much higher than that of the MnS-7 h, Cu-MnS, and Cu-MnS with 1 and 3PVP. The presence of an appropriate amount of PVP in Cu-MnS is favorable for improving the electrochemical performance of the electrode and the existence of Cu was inclined to enhance the electrical conductivity. The Cu-MnS with 2PVP electrode is a good reference for researchers to design and fabricate new electrode materials with enhanced capacitive performance. Full article
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