2018 MRS Spring Meeting

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Accepting New Late Breaking Abstracts
December 1, 2017—January 11, 2018 (11:59 pm ET)


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Symposium EN13—Capacitive Energy StorageFundamentals, Materials and Devices

Supercapacitors are important energy storage devices because they fill a critical gap between batteries and electrostatic capacitors. Along with batteries, interest in capacitive energy storage has been steadily increasing. This is because supercapacitors have potential in many applications either as stand-alone storage devices, or in combination with batteries in battery-assist applications. Research on supercapacitors has recently accelerated on many fronts, which we will cover in this symposium. For example, a large number of new materials (both double layer and pseudocapacitive) are being extensively evaluated as supercapacitor anodes and cathodes. In addition, various types of devices are being studied including asymmetric supercapacitors, hybrid supercapacitors, where one of the electrodes acts as battery, microsupercapacitors for on-chip storage, fractional electrochemical supercapacitors, flow supercapacitors, self-powered supercapacitors, and electrochemical supercapacitors for frequency filtering. In all these applications, electrodes have included polymers, sulfides, phosphides, nitrides, MOFs, and a large variety of 2D materials.In addition, various electrolytes are being developed, including organic electrolytes, redox electrolytes, and solid-state electrolytes.

A key focus of this symposium will be the fundamental materials issues that face the supercapacitor community. This will include development of new classes of materials, including materials that exhibit both pseudocapacitance and intercalation capacitance, battery-like materials for hybrid supercapacitors, and better electrolytes. Strategies to improve the cycling stability of pseudocapacitive materials such as surface coatings by atomic layer deposition and nanocomposite design will be addressed. The development of anode materials other than carbon that work in negative voltage window has been a serious challenge, and research efforts in this area will be covered. Finding materials, particularly, 2D materials with large intercalation capacitance would increase capacitance beyond just surface redox reactions, and has good potential. In addition, improving the conductivity of gel electrolytes is an important topic for development of solid state electrochemical pseudocapacitors and will be covered.


Topics will include:

  • Materials for supercapacitor electrodes (2D materials, oxides, chalcogenides, phosphide)
  • Synthesis processes for supercapacitor electrodes
  • Conventional supercapacitors
  • Microsupercapacitors
  • Asymmetric supercapacitors
  • Hybrid mobile ion supercapacitors
  • Emerging materials with intercalation pseudocapacitance
  • Fabrication Technologies for supercapacitors (direct write, photolithography, transfer methods)
  • Integrated supercapacitors (capacitors with sensors, energy harvesters, transistors, etc)
  • Multifunctional supercapacitors
  • Modeling and simulation of supercapacitors

Invited Speakers:

  • Paul Braun (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Bruce Dunn (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Elzbieta Frackowiak (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Pooi See Lee (Nanyang Technical University, Singapore)
  • Dan Li (Monash University, Australia)
  • Yat Li (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
  • Meilin Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jeffrey Long (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Katsuhiko Naoi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
  • Debra Rolison (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Marta Sevilla (Instituto Nacional del Carbón, Spain)
  • Patrice Simon (Universite Paul Sabatier – Toulouse, France)
  • Wataru Sugimoto (Shinshu University, Japan)
  • Andy Sun (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Jayan Thomas (University of South Florida, USA)
  • Zhong Lin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Changzheng Wu (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • George Zhao (University of Queensland, Australia)

Symposium Organizers

Husam Alshareef
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Materials Science and Engineering
Saudi Arabia

Thierry Brousse
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel
University of Nantes/CNRS
France

David Mitlin
Clarkson University
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
USA
315-268-6325, dmitlin@clarkson.edu

Guihua Yu
University of Texas at Austin
Materials Science and Engineering
USA

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Energy Storage, Supercapacitors