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Monday, June 6 to Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Advanced Automotive Battery Conferences

AABC Europe 2011 – Tutorials

Tutorial A
Electrochemical Capacitors: Fundamentals  

Tutorial B
Large Lithium-Ion Battery Design Principles

Tutorial C
Engineering Supercapacitor Storage Systems

Tutorial D
Introduction into Lithium Battery Materials

Tutorial E
Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Safety

Tutorial F
Lithium-Ion Cell Manufacturing

Tutorial A:
Electrochemical Capacitors: Fundamentals

Dr. Patrice SimonPresented by:
Dr. Patrice Simon,
Professor, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Dr. Simon obtained his Ph.D. in Material Science for the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse in 1995. He joined the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris in 1996 where he was appointed as Assistant Professor, and finally moved to Université Paul Sabatier in 2001. His research on supercapacitors is focused on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials for electrochemical energy-storage sources, including Electrochemical Capacitors and Li-ion battery systems. His research on high surface area porous carbons for Electrochemical Capacitors (supercapacitors) has led to fundamental discoveries on the charge storage mechanism in sub-nanometer pores. On the Li-ion battery side, he works on positive and negative nano-architectured electrodes using an original template-assisted electrochemical method for high power 3D microbatteries applications.

  • Principle of Electrochemical Capacitors (ECs)
    • Basics of Double Layer theory
    • Materials used in ECs
  • Electrochemical Characterizations and tests
    • Galvanostatic charge/discharge – extraction of capacitance and resistance values
    • Cyclic Voltammetry – extraction of capacitance and resistance values
    • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy – capacitance and resistance change vs frequency
  • Example of characterization of real devices
    • Temperature,
    • self-discharge
  • Electrolyte engineering for Electrochemical Capacitors
    • Aqueous-based electrolytes
    • Non-aqueous electrolytes
  • Carbon engineering for ECs
    • Activated Carbons
    • Mesoporous carbons and nanostructured carbons (CNTs…)
    • Microporous carbons
  • Pseudo-capacitive materials and pseudo-capacitance