An Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) team led by Parans Paranthaman has created flexible polymer carbon composite films as electrodes for supercapacitors. Using the technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Drexel University could have some of the 300 million scrap tires discarded each year in the United States alone […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers use a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid to develop a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. The press release asserts that if the material can […]

Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) have successfully combined two nanomaterials to create a new energy storage medium that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors. The new hybrid supercapacitor stores large amounts of energy, recharges quickly and can last for more than 10,000 recharge cycles. In one design at just one-fifth the […]

Over the past few days EEStor and the company holding better than 70 percent of its ownership, Zenncars, have released an independent test of it composition modified barium titanate ultracapacitor powders. The interest is increasing because Intertek Group Plc (“Intertek”) rigorously tested an extensive sampling of EEStor capacitor layers across multiple voltages (250vdc, 450vdc, 700vdc, […]

James Tour’s lab at Rice University has turned molybdenum disulfide’s two-dimensional form into a nanoporous film that can catalyze the production of hydrogen. The Rice University scientists also report the molybdenum disulfide film can be used for electrical energy storage in a capacitor. The versatile molybdenum disulfide compound classified as a dichalcogenide is inert along […]

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