NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- We prioritise functional materials needed in supercapacitors to grab more of the electrolytic capacitor and lithium-ion battery business and open up new applications. Maybe 50% of the li-ion battery business will be taken in 15 years from now but it almost all depends on materials advances. This report focuses primarily on the most important parts, the electrodes and electrolytes: chemistry, physics, road maps, forecasts and suppliers.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.