An international team of scientists, including a professor of chemistry from the University of Bristol has worked out a way to improve energy storage devices called supercapacitors, by designing a new class of detergents chemically related to laxatives. Their paper, published today in the journal Nature Materials, explained why these detergents, called ionic liquids, are […]

A Tohoku University research team has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other materials. Supercapacitors are rechargeable energy storage devices with a broad range of applications, from machinery to smart meters. They offer many advantages over batteries, including faster charging and longer lifespans, but they are not so good […]

Elsevier is reporting that a team of researchers from the Plasma Physics Research Centre, Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran, have discovered a way of making paper supercapacitors for electricity storage. At one sheet thick, these new supercapacitors can bend, fold, flex, and still hold electricity. The team’s research paper […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating supercapacitor electrodes with high energy and power densities – and the best performance so far in […]

Drexel University researchers are making a fabric-like electrode material that could help make batteries and supercapacitors safer, better and less expensive. The new material also offers more operating speed while reducing the potential for leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like a furry sponge infused with gelatin, offers […]

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