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Supercapacitor Materials 2015-2025: Formulations, Forecasts, Roadmap, Companies
Publication Date Jan 2015
Publisher IDTechEx
Product Type Report
Pages 202
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This report explains the materials and performance achievements and objectives of the 80 manufacturers of supercapacitors and supercabatteries. It reveals, in easily accessed form, the performance, formulation and morphology of the key materials used and planned for the future. It concerns materials work both by the device manufacturers and by the many third party developers and suppliers across the world. The structure of a supercapacitor and supercabattery is introduced together with the materials and parameters needed.

Particularly focussed on the primary market need for the future - lower cost and higher energy density - the candidate families of material are assess and progress reported and predicted. Notably that means electrode and electrolyte materials. For electrodes that includes graphene, aerogels and chemically-derived carbons. Important for future electrolyte needs are such things as the new neutral aqueous electrolytes permitting low cost current collectors, ionic liquids that now work at low temperatures and new organic solvents that are less toxic and flammable.

For electrodes, the various hierarchical, exohedral and thin film options are compared and all is related to various end points from micro-supercapacitors to structural ones and large ones in electric vehicles, grid and other electrical engineering applications. For example, we forecast the best energy density that will be achieved in volume production in the next ten years and in 15 years from now, the best candidate materials, capacitor structures and electrolytes for achieving this and the value market resulting.

Key players are identified and their plans revealed based on a host of ongoing interviews. This report is a sister report to our supercapacitor report covering company strategies and the road map of new applications and markets for the devices that is enabled by forecasted improvements in performance. Over these, there is a broad master report introducing the whole breadth of the subject. The years of ongoing research carried out for these earlier reports leverages this new report on materials.

1.1. Comparison with batteries
1.2. Comparison with electrolyte capacitors
1.3. Focus on functional materials
1.4. Too many customers
1.5. Faster improvement
1.6. Market for supercapacitors rising faster than Li-ion batteries
1.7. Options: operating principles
1.8. What needs improving?
1.8.1. Replacing Li-ion batteries
1.8.2. Dramatic benefit from energy density increase
1.8.3. Example in action
1.9. Construction and cost structure
1.10. Choices of material: important parameters to improve
1.10.1. Carbon is unassailable
1.10.2. How to improve cost and energy density
1.10.3. Voltage and area improvement
1.10.4. Highest power density
1.10.5. Series resistance
1.10.6. Time constant
1.10.7. Leakage current
1.11. Progress with electrode materials
1.12. Electrolytes
1.12.1. Comparison of options
1.12.2. Higher voltage electrolytes
1.12.3. Aqueous electrolytes become attractive
1.12.4. Organic ionic electrolytes
1.12.5. Acetonitrile concern
1.13. Supercabatteries
1.13.1. Graphene a strong focus
1.14. Graphene goes well with the new electrolytes
1.14.1. Other reasons for graphene
1.14.2. Graphene advance in 2015
1.14.3. Stretchable supercapacitors in 2014-15
1.15. Materials maturity and profit
1.16. Market potential 2015-2025
1.17. Hemp pseudo graphene?
1.18. Lessons from the IDTechEx Supercapacitors event California November 2014
1.19. Supercapacitors on the smaller scale
2.1. Where supercapacitors fit in
2.2. Supercapacitors and supercabattery basics
2.2.1. Basic geometry
2.2.2. Charging
2.2.3. Discharging and cycling
2.2.4. Energy density
2.2.5. Battery-like variants: pseudocapacitors, supercabatteries
2.2.6. Pseudocapacitance
2.2.7. New supercabattery designs
2.3. Supercapacitors and alternatives compared
2.4. Fundamentals
2.5. Laminar biodegradable option
2.6. Structural supercapacitors
2.6.1. Queensland UT supercap car body
2.6.2. Fiber supercapacitors
2.6.3. Stretchable Capacitors
2.6.4. Microcapacitors
2.6.5. Embedding with Flexible Printed Circuits
2.6.6. Electrical component hitches a ride with mechanical support
2.7. Electrolyte improvements ahead
2.7.1. Aqueous vs non-aqueous electrolytes
2.7.2. Polyacenes or polypyrrole
2.7.3. New ionic liquid electrolytes
2.7.4. Prospect of radically different battery and capacitor shapes
2.8. Equivalent circuits and limitations
2.8.1. Equivalent circuits
2.8.2. Example of fixing the limitations
2.9. Supercapacitor sales have a new driver: safety
2.9.1. Why supercapacitors replace batteries today
2.9.2. Troublesome life of rechargeable batteries
2.9.3. So where are we now?
2.9.4. What next?
2.9.5. Good cell and system design
2.9.6. Faster improvement
2.9.7. Complex electronic controls
2.9.8. The air industry benchmarks badly
2.10. Disruptive supercapacitors now taken more seriously
2.10.1. Lithium-ion batteries still ahead in ten years
2.10.2. Supercapacitors first choice for safety?
2.11. Change of leadership of the global value market?
2.11.1. Maxwell Technologies
2.11.2. Largest orders today: Meidensha
2.12. Battery and fuel cell management with supercapacitors
2.13. Graphene vs other carbon forms in supercapacitors
2.14. Environmentally friendlier and safer materials
2.15. Printing supercapacitors
2.16. New manufacturing sites in Europe
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Toxicity
4.3. Gel electrolytes
4.4. Ionic liquids
4.5. Electrolytes compared by manufacturer.
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Electrodes and other materials compared by company
5.3. Materials optimisation
5.3.1. Requirements to beat batteries
5.3.2. Focus on functional materials
5.3.3. Rapid demand increase
5.3.4. What needs improving?
5.3.5. Replacing Li-ion batteries partly or wholly
5.3.6. Dramatic benefit from energy density increase
5.3.7. Materials aspects
5.3.8. Carbon is unassailable
5.3.9. 2D titanium carbide
5.3.10. How to improve cost and energy density
5.3.11. Voltage and area improvement
5.3.12. Materials for highest power density today
5.3.13. Series resistance
5.3.14. Time constant
5.4. Progress with electrode materials
5.5. Graphene
5.5.1. Other reasons for graphene
5.5.2. Self assembling graphene
5.6. Higher voltage electrolytes
5.7. Aqueous electrolytes become attractive
5.8. Organic ionic electrolytes
5.9. Acetonitrile concern
5.10. Supercabattery improvement
6.1. 2D Carbon Graphene Material Co., Ltd
6.2. Abalonyx, Norway
6.3. Airbus, France
6.4. Aixtron, Germany
6.5. AMO GmbH, Germany
6.6. Asbury Carbon, USA
6.7. AZ Electronics, Luxembourg
6.8. BASF, Germany
6.9. Cambridge Graphene Centre, UK
6.10. Cambridge Graphene Platform, UK
6.11. Carben Semicon Ltd, Russia
6.12. Carbon Solutions, Inc., USA
6.13. Catalyx Nanotech Inc. (CNI), USA
6.14. CRANN, Ireland
6.15. Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), USA
6.16. Grafoid, Canada
6.17. GRAnPH Nanotech, Spain
6.18. Graphene Devices, USA
6.19. Graphene NanoChem, UK
6.20. Graphensic AB, Sweden
6.21. Harbin Mulan Foreign Economic and Trade Company, China
6.22. HDPlas, USA
6.23. Head, Austria
6.24. HRL Laboratories, USA
6.25. IBM, USA
6.26. iTrix, Japan
6.27. JiangSu GeRui Graphene Venture Capital Co., Ltd.
6.28. Jinan Moxi New Material Technology Co., Ltd
6.29. JSR Micro, Inc. / JM Energy Corp.
6.30. Lockheed Martin, USA
6.31. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
6.32. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
6.33. Momentive, USA
6.34. Nanjing JCNANO Tech Co., LTD
6.35. Nanjing XFNANO Materials Tech Co.,Ltd
6.36. Nanostructured & Amorphous Materials, Inc., USA
6.37. Nokia, Finland
6.38. Pennsylvania State University, USA
6.39. Power Booster, China
6.40. Quantum Materials Corp, India
6.41. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA
6.42. Rice University, USA
6.43. Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, USA
6.44. Samsung Electronics, Korea
6.45. Samsung Techwin, Korea
6.46. SolanPV, USA
6.47. Spirit Aerosystems, USA
6.48. Sungkyunkwan University Advanced Institute of Nano Technology (SAINT), Korea
6.49. Texas Instruments, USA
6.50. Thales, France
6.51. The Sixth Element
6.52. University of California Los Angeles, (UCLA), USA
6.53. University of Manchester, UK
6.54. University of Princeton, USA
6.55. University of Southern California (USC), USA
6.56. University of Surrey UK
6.57. University of Texas at Austin, USA
6.58. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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