Energy storage

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Electrochemical energy storage can rely on Faradaic (capacitive) or non-Faradaic (redox-active) processes at the fluid-solid interface of an electrolyte with a solid electrode material. We explore (1) capacitive and pseudocapacitive mechanisms to enable rapid and highly efficient energy storage, (2) redox-active materials as next generation battery electrodes, and (3) redox-active electrolytes to enable high energy and high power ratings.

Further reading:

    • F. Beguin, V. Presser, A. Balducci, E. Frackowiak, Carbons and electrolytes for advanced supercapacitors. Advanced Materials 2014, 26 (14), 2219- 2251. (Link)
    • J. Lee, B. Krüner, A. Tolosa, S. Sathyamoorthi, D. Kim, S. Choudhury, K.-H. Seo, V. Presser, Tin/vanadium redox electrolyte for battery-like energy storage capacity combined with supercapacitor-like power handling. Energy & Environmental Science 2016, 9 (11), 3392-3398. (Link)
  • M. Zeiger, N. Jäckel, V.N. Mochalin, V. Presser, Review: Carbon onions for electrochemical energy storage. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016, 4 (9), 3172-3196. (Link)