Polysaccharides in Supercapacitors

  • Soon Yee Liew
  • Wim Thielemans
  • Stefan Freunberger
  • Stefan Spirk
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


In this part, the use of polysaccharides, either directly through composite approaches, or by carbonization will be described. In many cases, materials are obtained which are competitive in terms of capacitance and cycle lifetime. In this part, the use of polysaccharides, either directly through composite approaches, or by carbonization will be described. In many cases, materials are obtained which are competitive in terms of capacitance and cycle lifetime. The following part will focus mainly on cellulosic composites with conductive polymers since cellulose is most abundant and therefore has attracted much more research interest in this field whereas in the second part also other polysaccharides, such as chitin, xylans, alginates, pectins, dextrans and caragenaans have been used in carbonization experiments.


Specific Capacitance Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite Film Carbon Nanofibers Carbon Aerogel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soon Yee Liew
    • 1
  • Wim Thielemans
    • 2
  • Stefan Freunberger
    • 3
  • Stefan Spirk
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Manufacturing and Process Technologies, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Renewable Materials and Nanotechnology Research GroupKU LeuvenKortrijkBelgium
  3. 3.Institute for Chemistry and Technology of MaterialsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  4. 4.Institute for Chemistry and Technology of MaterialsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
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