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 […]

Drexel University materials scientists have invented a clay that is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. The clay suggests a new production method from the rather complicated and costly processing currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors. A new production process may look […]

Ionova Technologies, Inc. reports that its zinc-ion-based ZIP-Cap asymmetric ultracapacitor is expected to provide a huge improvement in ultracapacitor design.  Tracking into the two notorious problems of cost and density Ionova has announced a 25-fold improvement in build costs and a 5-fold improvement in energy density.  These are major improvements, especially for consumers building power […]

Rice University chemist James Tour led his researchers to successfully growing forests of carbon nanotubes that rise quickly from sheets of graphene to astonishing lengths of up to 120 microns forming a single surface with three dimensions. The seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid creation may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and […]

When you couple ultracapacitors with lithium batteries performance of an electric vehicle is dramatically boosted. Ultracapacitors give electric vehicles the instant response needed to get going, recover braking energy, work across a wide temperature range, and charge very quickly for thousands or millions of cycles.  There is more out there than Eestor, and some are […]

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