Theoretical analysis of the performance of a model supercapacitor consisting of metal oxide nano-particles
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- Farsi, H. & Gobal, F. J Solid State Electrochem (2007) 11: 1085. doi:10.1007/s10008-006-0242-8
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The factors influencing the electrochemical behaviour of a supercapacitor have been partly examined in this work. The effects of so-called intrinsic parameters, i.e. exchange current density, unit cell length and double layer (DL) capacitance; as well as the so-called application parameters, i.e. cell current, on the cell potential discharge time have been considered. The contributions of each type of capacitors, DL capacitor and faradaic supercapacitor under various states of operation and material have been analyzed, and the competing (compensating) effects of the two types of capacitors as regards to the discharge and power characteristics manifested by current–potential and energy–power (Ragone plots) are elucidated.