High-Temperature Dielectric Materials for Electrical Energy Storage

Qi Li, Fang Zhou Yao, Yang Liu, Guangzu Zhang, Hong Wang, Qing Wang

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The demand for high-temperature dielectric materials arises from numerous emerging applications such as electric vehicles, wind generators, solar converters, aerospace power conditioning, and downhole oil and gas explorations, in which the power systems and electronic devices have to operate at elevated temperatures. This article presents an overview of recent progress in the field of nanostructured dielectric materials targeted for high-temperature capacitive energy storage applications. Polymers, polymer nanocomposites, and bulk ceramics and thin films are the focus of the materials reviewed. Both commercial products and the latest research results are covered. While general design considerations are briefly discussed, emphasis is placed on material specifications oriented toward the intended high-temperature applications, such as dielectric properties, temperature stability, energy density, and charge-discharge efficiency. The advantages and shortcomings of the existing dielectric materials are identified. Challenges along with future research opportunities are highlighted at the end of this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-243
Number of pages25
JournalAnnual Review of Materials Research
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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