Special Issue "Advanced Composite Materials for Supercapacitors"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hye Young Koo
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Guest Editor
Functional Composite Materials Research Center, Institute of Advanced Composite Materials, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Jeonbuk, South Korea
Interests: Composite electrode materials; asymetric supercapacitor; nanocomposite design; nanocarbon-based composite materials; hybrid capacitor; supercapacitor electrode and devices; materials for energy storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A supercapacitor is a high-capacity capacitor with much greater capacitance values than other capacitors, which bridge the gap between electrolytic capacitors and rechargeable batteries. They typically store 10 to 100 times more energy per unit volume or mass than electrolytic capacitors, can accept and deliver charge much faster than batteries, and tolerate many more charge and discharge cycles than rechargeable batteries. Interest in supercapacitors has been growing due to their moving towards more environmentally friendly and safer materials, and present an opportunity to solve energy challenges with a promising future vision.

This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting significant findings in the field of composite materials for supercapacitors. Supercapacitors have emerged as a new type of energy storage device that is able to provide relatively larger energy and power densities. The aim of this Special Issue is to share interesting and promising works among researchers, particularly advanced electrode design based on composite materials. State-of-the-art composite electrode materials including carbon/carbon, carbon/metal oxide, carbon/polymer, and other novel composite material systems can be covered. We will also consider advanced composite materials in supercapacitors and intermediate devices between them. The paper topics can range from the preparation and the fundamental properties of materials, their electrochemical characterization, and novel device structures.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Hye Young Koo
Guest Editor

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  • supercapacitor
  • composite electrode
  • electric double layer capacitor (EDLC)
  • pseudocapacitor
  • asymmetric supercapacitor
  • hybrid capacitor
  • composite materials

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NiCo2S4 Nanotrees Directly Grown on the Nickel NP-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxides for Efficient Supercapacitors
Materials 2019, 12(18), 2865; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12182865 - 05 Sep 2019
In this work, we report a feasible fabrication of NiCo2S4 nanotree-like structures grown from the Ni nanoparticle (NP)-doped reduced graphene oxides (Ni-rGO) by a simple hydrothermal method. It is found that the presence of Ni NPs on the surface of [...] Read more.
In this work, we report a feasible fabrication of NiCo2S4 nanotree-like structures grown from the Ni nanoparticle (NP)-doped reduced graphene oxides (Ni-rGO) by a simple hydrothermal method. It is found that the presence of Ni NPs on the surface of the rGOs initiates growth of the NiCo2S4 nanotree flocks with enhanced interfacial compatibility, providing excellent cyclic stability and rate performance. The resulting NiCo2S4/Ni-rGO nanocomposites exhibit a superior rate performance, demonstrating 91.6% capacity retention even after 10,000 cycles of charge/discharge tests. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Composite Materials for Supercapacitors)
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