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alt="Skeleton to Build World's Largest Supercapacitor Factory with Siemens"
Skeleton to Build World's Largest Supercapacitor Factory with Siemens
Skeleton Technologies and Siemens are announcing a far-reaching technology partnership for the development, planning and implementation of a fully automated, digitalized manufacturing plant to produce supercapacitors in Germany.
alt="Future Smart Homes Powered With Electronics Built on Stones"
Future Smart Homes Powered With Electronics Built on Stones
What if you could power the smart thermostats, speakers and lights in your home with a kitchen countertop? Stones, such as marble and granite, are natural, eco-friendly materials that many people building or renovating houses already use. Now, in a step toward integrating energy storage with these materials, researchers have fabricated microsupercapacitors onto the surface of stone tiles.
alt="Low Cost Battery-Like Device Absorbs CO2 Emissions While it Charges"
Low Cost Battery-Like Device Absorbs CO2 Emissions While it Charges
Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
alt="Lightweight Supercapacitor-Battery Hybrid is Strong as Steel"
Lightweight Supercapacitor-Battery Hybrid is Strong as Steel
Like the charged power suit worn by Black Panther of Marvel Comics, researchers have advanced NASA technologies to develop a power suit for an electric car that is as strong as steel, lighter than aluminum and helps boosts the vehicle's power capacity.
alt="Potential Breakthrough for Production of Superior Battery Technology"
Potential Breakthrough for Production of Superior Battery Technology
Micro supercapacitors could revolutionise the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Manufacturers of everything from smartphones to electric cars are therefore investing heavily into research and development of these electronic components. Now, researchers have developed a method that represents a breakthrough for how such supercapacitors can be produced.
Hydrogel Membranes
Work on hydrogel membranes, like work on hydrogels generally, is mainly medically oriented. In this premium article, we mainly concentrate on hydrogel membranes beyond medical ones, as this is the later-emerging market opportunity.
alt="A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors"
A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors
Engineers have developed a new technique for making wearable sensors that enables medical researchers to prototype test new designs much faster and at a far lower cost than existing methods.
alt="Flexible and Stretchy Supercapacitors Could Boost Battery Life for IoT"
Flexible and Stretchy Supercapacitors Could Boost Battery Life for IoT
Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other Internet of Things devices could get a significant boost to their "battery" life thanks to new, environmentally friendly energy research.
alt="Tonnes of Used Face Masks to Be Turned into Energy"
Tonnes of Used Face Masks to Be Turned into Energy
Researchers have developed a new technology for producing cost-effective batteries from medical waste. The authors of the research claim that their technology could turn waste that is difficult to recycle into raw materials, according to a study published in the Journal of Energy Storage.
alt="Eco-Friendly Micro-Supercapacitors Using Fallen Leaves"
Eco-Friendly Micro-Supercapacitors Using Fallen Leaves
A research team has developed a graphene-inorganic-hybrid micro-supercapacitor made of leaves using femtosecond direct laser writing lithography. The advancement of wearable electronic devices is synonymous with innovations in flexible energy storage devices. Of the various energy storage devices, micro-supercapacitors have drawn a great deal of interest for their high electrical power density, long lifetimes, and short charging times.
alt="The Hidden Behaviour of Supercapacitor Materials"
The Hidden Behaviour of Supercapacitor Materials
Researchers have developed a new analysis technique that will help scientists improve renewable energy storage by making better supercapacitors. The team's new approach enables researchers to investigate the complex inter-connected behaviour of supercapacitor electrodes made from layers of different materials.
alt="Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications"
Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications
The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots or intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges for research. One of the biggest is the development of tiny but efficient energy storage devices that enable the operation of autonomously working microsystems - in more and more smaller areas of the human body for example.
Summary of Advanced Supercapacitor Data for IDTechEx
Presentation from Andrew Burke at the University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies on Advanced Supercapacitors
alt="Graphene-Based Nano-Inks for Additive Manufacturing of Supercapacitors"
Graphene-Based Nano-Inks for Additive Manufacturing of Supercapacitors
Research shows potential ways to manufacture graphene-based nano-inks for additive manufacturing of supercapacitors in the form of flexible and printable electronics.
alt="New Generation of Supercapacitors to Electrify Green Transportation"
New Generation of Supercapacitors to Electrify Green Transportation
Scientists have created a new generation of low-cost, high-energy supercapacitors to power electric vehicles. Researchers have produced a cheaper, more sustainable and energy-dense electrode material for supercapacitors which could pave the way for wider market penetration of this high-power, quick charging electric vehicle technology.
alt="Fully Ridable E-Motorbike Prototype Ready for Summer"
Fully Ridable E-Motorbike Prototype Ready for Summer
The prototype will feature a world-first in electric powertrains: a 'hybrid' battery which combines Nawa Technologies' own ultracapacitors, NAWACap, with conventional lithium-ion cells.
alt="3D Printed Porous Carbon Aerogels for Space Exploration"
3D Printed Porous Carbon Aerogels for Space Exploration
Exploration of extremely cold environments, from Earth's polar regions to the moon and Mars, requires technology that can rapidly store and deliver electricity at ultralow temperatures. NASA's Perseverance rover, for example, needs heaters to keep the rover's battery system from freezing in Martian temperatures averaging about -81 F (-62 C).
alt="Inexpensive Tin Packs a Punch for Future Supercapacitors"
Inexpensive Tin Packs a Punch for Future Supercapacitors
A sustainable, powerful micro-supercapacitor may be on the horizon. Until now, the high-capacity, fast-charging energy storage devices have been limited by the composition of their electrodes — the connections responsible for managing the flow of electrons during charging and dispensing energy. Now, researchers have developed a better material to improve connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
alt="Super Solution in Hybrid Capacitor Development"
Super Solution in Hybrid Capacitor Development
In a step towards a new type of energy storage, researchers have developed a hybrid supercapacitor that offers the best of both worlds in energy storage.
alt="Powerful Graphene Hybrid Material for Highly Efficient Supercapacitors"
Powerful Graphene Hybrid Material for Highly Efficient Supercapacitors
A team working has developed a highly efficient supercapacitor. The basis of the energy storage device is a novel, powerful and also sustainable graphene hybrid material that has comparable performance data to currently utilized batteries.