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Monday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, AABC Europe 2012. Tutorial A


Tutorial A
EC Capacitor Fundamentals and Technology

Tutorial B
Electrochemical Capacitor Storage System Engineering

Tutorial C
Lithium-Ion Cell Engineering

Tutorial D
High-Energy Batteries

Tutorial E
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Engineering for Automotive Applications

Tutorial A:
EC Capacitor Fundamentals and Technology

Rüdiger KötzPresented by:
Rüdiger Kötz,
Head of Capacitor Interface Group, Electrochemistry Laboratory, Paul Scherrer Institute

After postdoctoral years at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and at the Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft in Berlin, Dr. Kötz joined the ABB Corporate Research Centre in Baden, Switzerland in 1982. Since 1989 he has been leading the capacitor and interface analysis group of the Electrochemistry Laboratory at Paul Scherrer Insitut (PSI) in Switzerland. Throughout his career his research continued to aim at the characterization of the solid electrolyte interphase, the understanding of electro-active materials and the extrapolation of electrochemical processes to application.

  • Principle of Electrochemical Capacitors (ECs)
    • Basics of Double Layer theory
    • Materials Used in ECs
  • Electrochemical Characterizations and Tests
    • Cyclic Voltammetry
    • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
    • Galvanostatic Charge/discharge
  • Aging of Electrochemical Capacitors
    • Capacitance Loss
    • Self-discharge
    • Effect of Temperature
  • Electrolyte for Electrochemical Capacitors
    • Aqueous-based Electrolytes
    • Non-aqueous Electrolytes
  • Carbon Engineering for ECs
    • Activated Carbons
    • Carbon Specialities (CNTs, CDCs, Templated Carbons)
    • Pseudo-capacitive Materials and Pseudo-capacitance
  • Hybrid Capacitors
    • Basics of Hybrid Design
    • Serial andParallel Devices
    • Material Aspects