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Daisuke Tashima

Fukuoka Institute of Technology

Dr. Tashima is a pioneering researcher in battery and supercapacitor technology, appointed chief technical officer of the BlueForce Inc. Japan, and holder of three registered patents.


Carbonization Activation Carbons Biomass Electric Double-Layer Capacitors Pseudocapacitors Hybrid Capacitors Capacitances Impedances Reliability Safety Long Service Life

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The use of supercapacitors as secondary energy storage devices has been considered in many countries. They have attracted significant attention because of their ability to serve as power supplies for electric vehicles/heavy machines and to address the growing demand for high-power-density storage devices. Supercapacitors, which typically contain activated carbons as the primary constituents, have a remarkably long service life (compared to that of chemical batteries) and excellent discharge characteristics. These devices can store charge and electrostatic energy in the double layer that forms at the interface between the micro/nanoporous electrode and the electrolyte solution. Activated carbons are often used as the micro/nanoporous electrode for supercapacitors because they have high specific surface areas. In addition, such electrodes undergo minimal deterioration through a wide range of applied potentials, exhibit good cycling characteristics, and do not require maintenance. Therefore, electrochemical studies on carbon-based electrodes and carbon-based materials from biomass have been conducted on a global scale. Recently, the disposal of large amounts of biomass waste has become a serious problem in the rural region of some country; thus, the book suggests a plausible method for reusing biomass waste to produce low-cost large-capacitance/high-energy density carbon materials for electric double-layer capacitors, pseudocapacitors and hybrid capacitors. 

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Daisuke Tashima

Fukuoka Institute of Technology

Dr. Daisuke Tashima received his B.E degree in department of electrical and electronic engineering from University of Miyazaki in 2003, his Mr. degree from University of Miyazaki in 2005, and finally his Dr. degree from University of Miyazaki in 2007. After working as a post-doctoral researcher at faculty of agriculture, University of Miyazaki, from 2008 to 2009, he became a research assistant professor at interdisciplinary research organization with University of Miyazaki in 2010, and from 2015, he served as an assistant professor at department of electrical engineering, faculty of engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology. In 2018 he continued working as an associate professor in Fukuoka Institute of Technology where he can also be found today. His research interests include supercapacitors using activated carbons made from organic waste materials.

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