Electrochemical Supercapacitors

Scientific Fundamentals and Technological Applications

Authors: Conway, B. E.

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The first model for the distribution of ions near the surface of a metal electrode was devised by Helmholtz in 1874. He envisaged two parallel sheets of charges of opposite sign located one on the metal surface and the other on the solution side, a few nanometers away, exactly as in the case of a parallel plate capacitor. The rigidity of such a model was allowed for by Gouy and Chapman inde­ pendently, by considering that ions in solution are subject to thermal motion so that their distribution from the metal surface turns out diffuse. Stern recognized that ions in solution do not behave as point charges as in the Gouy-Chapman treatment, and let the center of the ion charges reside at some distance from the metal surface while the distribution was still governed by the Gouy-Chapman view. Finally, in 1947, D. C. Grahame transferred the knowledge of the struc­ ture of electrolyte solutions into the model of a metal/solution interface, by en­ visaging different planes of closest approach to the electrode surface depending on whether an ion is solvated or interacts directly with the solid wall. Thus, the Gouy-Chapman-Stern-Grahame model of the so-called electrical double layer was born, a model that is still qualitatively accepted, although theoreti­ cians have introduced a number of new parameters of which people were not aware 50 years ago.

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`It is an excellent resource in that it provides a very comprehensive and in depth coverage of supercapacitor technology.'
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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction and Historical Perspective

    Conway, B. E.

    Pages 1-9

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  • Similarities and Differences between Supercapacitors and Batteries for Storing Electrical Energy

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    Pages 11-31

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  • Energetics and Elements of the Kinetics of Electrode Processes

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    Pages 33-65

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  • Elements of Electrostatics Involved in Treatment of Double Layers and Ions at Capacitor Electrode Interphases

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    Pages 67-86

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  • Behavior of Dielectrics in Capacitors and Theories of Dielectric Polarization

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    Pages 87-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electrochemical Supercapacitors
Book Subtitle
Scientific Fundamentals and Technological Applications
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3058-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3058-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45736-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-3060-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 698
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