Research network on electrochemical energy storage,
Research center on batteries and supercapacitors

Electrochemical energy storage: simple definition

Electrochemical energy storage: simple definition


What is electrochemical energy storage?

Electrochemical energy storage is a method used to store electricity under a chemical form. This storage technique benefits from the fact that both electrical and chemical energy share the same carrier, the electron. This common point allows to limit the losses due to the conversion from one form to another.

RS2E focuses its research efforts on rechargeable electrochemical systems, i.e. rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors. These systems are essential to our modern world as they are essential parts of any portable media devices (smartphones, tablets) as well as key to a more sustainable future (energy storage from renewable sources, electric cars).