The brief gives a comprehensive overview of the polysaccharide applications in the field of battery materials. Included is a historic overview as well as recent developments in the field including new battery types and chemistries.
Written in an accessible style by academics, it is aimed at those new to the field as well as individuals who have interest in novel polysaccharide applications.
Aimed at advanced undergraduates, academic and industrial researchers and professionals studying or using biobased polymers.
Stefan Spirk studied chemistry (main focus synthetic inorganic chemistry) at University of Graz with Prof. R. Pietschnig. In 2013, he was appointed assistant professor at the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials at Graz University of Technology. His research is mainly about understanding interfacial processes and how to use this knowledge to realize new applications for polysaccharide based materials such as batteries and transistors for instance. He is author of more than 50 publications, several book chapters and currently holds a Marie Curie Integration Grant and is part of a FET open project.
Introduction.- Basic considerations for battery components.- Polysaccharides in batteries.- Potential Materials.- Pyrolyzed polysaccharides.-Applications.- Organic Radical batteries.