Recent developments in the field of energy storage materials are expected to provide sustainable solutions to problems related to energy density and storage. Energy storage technologies, such as fuel cells, batteries, super capacitors, high energy density capacitors, and flywheels are receiving increased attention. High energy density capacitors are of particular significance, for example in defense related applications, where tasks in remote areas without traditional energy resources demand novel approaches to energy storage. Polymer nanocomposites offer attractive, low-cost potential storage systems for high energy density capacitors. Their tailored characteristics offer unique combinations of properties and they are expected to play a vital role in the development of new technologies for energy storage applications. With the significant potential of polymer nanocomposites in mind, this book chapter will briefly review the basic properties of various dielectric materials and their applications in polymer nanocomposites for energy storage systems.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Energy Materials|
|Number of pages||51|
|Publication status||Print publication - 17 Feb 2014|
- Dielectric properties
- Energy storage applications
- Polymer nanocomposites