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Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027

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  • 211 Pages
  • IDTechEx
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The Market for Supercapacitor Materials will Triple Over the Coming Decade


  • Abalonyx
  • AZ Electronics
  • Grafoid, Canada
  • HDPlas
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Samsung Techwin, Korea
  • MORE

"Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027" is a drill down from the overview report, "Supercapacitor Technologies and Markets 2016-2026". It has 206 pages packed with detailed analysis with infograms, conference slides, roadmaps and a ten year forecast 2017-2027. With 78 tables and figures, it is based on global research by PhD level multi-lingual analysts in 2016-7 with frequent updates. The lead author has followed the subject for 20 years and is a globally acknowledged authority on the subject. Indeed, he published the book "Dielectrics" in 1973.

The Executive Summary and Conclusions is insightful, detailed yet easily assimilated. For those with limited time it is sufficient in itself. An introduction focusses mainly on the objectives and challenges with the key components - the active electrodes and electrolytes. Chapters respectively on separators and on electrolytes follow then one on active electrode materials and other important materials. Then there is an extensive chapter on 60 profiled developers and manufacturers.

In a balanced appraisal, "Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027" how, in many of the last 20 years they have improved their power density and energy density faster than lithium-ion batteries have done thanks to better hierarchical active electrodes and sometimes exohedral ones plus new electrolytes and so on. However, with its primary focus on the present and future, it shows how new pairings of active electrode and electrolyte materials are now key. Markets of billions of dollars remained elusive, however, due to high price caused by complex processing of basically low cost materials and limited energy density even after all that improvement.

"Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027", explains how, out of the spotlight, very important advances are occurring even beyond market leader Maxwell's superlative opening up of new applications with tailored products. In the desert for supercapacitor manufacture - Europe - Skeleton Technologies has started to make supercapacitors partially based on graphene that set the record for power density and Yunasko in the Ukraine set the record for production hybrid supercapacitor energy density - up near lead acid and NiCd batteries and something Nippon Chemical says it will match next year.

The report has a global sweep. From ongoing visits, it explains how, recognising the distaste of the Japanese motor industry for highly toxic electrolytes, Nippon Chemical in Japan jumped from nowhere to number two in supercapacitors in the world by making supercapacitors for cars that had benign electrolytes. "Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027" expresses the view that, partly because its supercapacitor suppliers have become more capable, China has recently reversed its policy on traditional hybrid vehicles, declaring that in 2030, 30% of cars made would be hybrids that do not plug in - candidates for supercapacitors. With GM now adopting them, supercapacitors are rapidly taking market share of stop-start systems for conventional vehicles.

"Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027" finds that electrolytes with totally new chemistry are pairing well with new exohedral active electrodes. Hybrid capacitors are benefitting from totally new electrolyte-electrode pairings in the laboratory at least. Are the old rules of extremely hydrophobic assembly following complex high temperature processes really necessary for best performance? Everything is being questioned now.

Learn how, in 2016-7, researchers at MIT and elsewhere developed a supercapacitor using no conductive carbon that will potentially store much more power. Learn how the British have entered the fray, announcing new large molecule electrolytes based on large organic molecules composed of many repeated sub-units and bonded together to form a 3-dimensional network. Appraise the opportunity to match lithium-ion battery energy density without the short cycle life, poor power density and safety issues of a battery. Are we going to have "batteries" that can be fully discharged for safe transit and safe retrieval in a car crash unlike real Li-ion batteries?

Learn how, in three countries, researchers are making supercapacitors that are load-bearing structures and others demonstrate stretchable supercapacitor fibers being woven, things batteries cannot do even when solid state because they swell and shrink on cycling. Other old certainties are being questioned as well, each advance potentially opening up large new applications. A multibillion dollar market for the materials is in prospect but not overnight. Now is the time to investigate and invest and the report, "Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027" goes right to the added value emerging.

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  • Abalonyx
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1.1. Comparison with batteries
1.2. Comparison with electrolytic capacitors
1.3. Focus on functional materials
1.4. Options: operating principles
1.5. What needs improving?
1.5.1. Replacing Li-ion batteries
1.5.2. Dramatic benefit from energy density increase
1.5.3. Example in action
1.6. Construction and cost structure
1.7. Choices of material: important parameters to improve
1.7.1. Carbon is unassailable?
1.7.2. Metal-organic frameworks
1.7.3. How to improve cost and energy density
1.7.4. Voltage and area improvement
1.7.5. Highest power density
1.7.6. Series resistance
1.7.7. Time constant
1.7.8. Leakage current
1.8. Progress with electrode materials
1.9. Electrolytes
1.9.1. Comparison of options
1.9.2. Higher voltage electrolytes
1.9.3. Aqueous electrolytes become attractive
1.9.4. Organic ionic electrolytes
1.9.5. Acetonitrile concern
1.10. Supercabatteries
1.10.1. Graphene a strong focus
1.11. Graphene goes well with the new electrolytes
1.11.1. Other reasons for graphene
1.11.2. Graphene advance in 2015
1.11.3. Stretchable supercapacitors in 2014-15
1.12. Materials maturity and profit
1.13. Market forecast 2017-2027
1.14. Hemp pseudo graphene?
1.15. Supercapacitors on the smaller scale
1.16. Supercapacitor materials news
1.16.1. ETRI Korea exceptional supercapacitors - April 2016
1.16.2. FASTcap advances - September 2016
1.16.3. Metal oxide frameworks - October 2016
1.16.4. Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones - August 2017
1.16.5. Georgia Institute of Technology and Korea University's paper-based flexible supercapacitor - September 2017

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
2.6.7. AMBER activity of the CRANN Institute at Trinity College Dublin
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
2.13.1. Exohedral and hierarchical options both set records
2.13.2. Hierarchical with interconnected pores: breakthrough in 2015
2.14. Environmentally friendlier and safer materials
2.15. Printing supercapacitors
2.16. New manufacturing sites in Europe
2.17. Modelling insights


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
6.36.1. Nippon ChemiCon/ United ChemiCon Japan
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
6.48.1. Taiyo Yuden
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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  • 2D Carbon Graphene Material Co., Ltd
  • AMO GmbH
  • AZ Electronics
  • Abalonyx
  • Airbus
  • Aixtron
  • Asbury Carbon
  • BASF
  • Cambridge Graphene Centre
  • Cambridge Graphene Platform
  • Carben Semicon Ltd, Russia
  • Carbon Solutions, Inc.
  • Catalyx Nanotech Inc. (CNI)
  • GRAnPH Nanotech, Spain
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Grafoid, Canada
  • Graphene Devices
  • Graphene NanoChem
  • Graphensic AB, Sweden
  • HDPlas
  • HRL Laboratories
  • Harbin Mulan Foreign Economic and Trade Company
  • Head, Austria
  • IBM
  • iTrix
  • JSR Micro, Inc./JM Energy Corp.
  • JiangSu GeRui Graphene Venture Capital Co., Ltd.
  • Jinan Moxi New Material Technology Co., Ltd
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • Momentive
  • Nanjing JCNANO Tech Co., LTD
  • Nanjing XFNANO Materials Tech Co.,Ltd
  • Nanostructured & Amorphous Materials, Inc.
  • Nippon ChemiCon/ United ChemiCon Japan
  • Nokia, Finland
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Power Booster
  • Quantum Materials Corp, India
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
  • Samsung Electronics, Korea
  • Samsung Techwin, Korea
  • SolanPV
  • Spirit Aerosystems
  • Sungkyunkwan University Advanced Institute of Nano Technology (SAINT)
  • Taiyo Yuden
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thales, France
  • The Sixth Element
  • University of California Los Angeles, (UCLA)
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Princeton
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • University of Surrey UK
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
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