Swedish researchers at Linköping Universitet have increased the capacity of graphene to store an electrical charge by introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide. The result increases our knowledge of how this ultrathin material can be used. The team’s research paper and results have been published in the scientific journal Electrochimica […]

MIT researchers have for the first time developed a supercapacitor that uses no conductive carbon at all. The new supercapacitors could potentially produce more power than existing versions of this technology. Energy storage devices called supercapacitors have become a hot area of research, in part because they can be charged rapidly and deliver intense bursts […]

With super and ultra capacitors and EEStor still far too expensive, not available if not simply vapor – capacitors need something to perk up the storage market. Dr.  Xie Xian Ning from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative has developed the world’s first energy-storage membrane promising greater cost-effectiveness in delivering energy. […]

U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists Dong Su and Eric Stach have helped to uncover the nanoscale structure of a novel form of carbon, contributing to an explanation of why this new material acts like a super-absorbent sponge when it comes to soaking up electric charge. The excitement is about a new material […]