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Diamonds in your devices: powering the next generation of energy storage

December 4, 2019

Supercapacitors, which have begun to stand in for conventional batteries, such as Li-ion batteries, can currently store much…
New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

August 15, 2019

Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material…
Illustration of detergent-like ionic liquids on an electrode surface. Image credit: Xianwen Mao/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Supercapacitors turbocharged by laxatives

August 14, 2019

An international team of scientists, including a professor of chemistry from the University of Bristol, has worked out…
Takes a licking and keeps on storing

April 24, 2019

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis made an energy storage device that can withstand a hammer striking…
Right electrolyte doubles novel two-dimensional material’s ability to store energy

March 5, 2019

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Drexel University and their partners have discovered a…
Team achieves record performance for 3D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

November 3, 2018

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) have created 3D-printed…
Rolls-Royce links up to explore potential of very high energy storage technology

March 23, 2018

The agreement will see Rolls-Royce combine its world-class material science and technical expertise with Superdielectrics’ novel hydrophilic polymers that have…
Scientists Confirm Century-Old Speculation on the Chemistry of a High-Performance Battery

February 28, 2018

Scientists have discovered a novel chemical state of the element manganese. This chemical state, first proposed about 90…
Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer after exciting progress in supercapacitor technology

February 28, 2018

Only one year ago, the partners announced scientific results for novel polymer materials that have dielectric properties 1,000…
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors’ performance

February 23, 2018

Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have…
Paper-Based Supercapacitor Uses Metal Nanoparticles to Boost Energy Density

October 9, 2017

Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the U.S. and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor…
Fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes for electric cars, high-powered lasers

July 18, 2017

Supercapacitors are an aptly named type of device that can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries.…
Scientists explore electronic properties of liquid electrolytes for energy technologies

July 14, 2017

Liquid electrolytes are essential components in a variety of emerging energy technologies, including batteries, supercapacitors and solar-to-fuel devices.…
Scientists Demonstrate New Real-Time Technique for Studying Ionic Liquids at Electrode Interfaces

May 17, 2017

Determining how the ions of the liquid move and rearrange in response to an applied voltage on electrodes…
New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon

October 11, 2016

Energy storage devices called supercapacitors have become a hot area of research, in part because they can be…
Lawrence Livermore team improves 3-D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

June 19, 2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with a team from UC Santa Cruz (UCSC), have devised a…
Scientists developed a new supercapacitor material

June 13, 2016

New electronic devices are made possible by improvements in circuit boards and separate components. Scientists are putting a…
Researchers 3D print ultralight supercapacitors

February 10, 2016

For the first time ever, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Santa Cruz have successfully 3D-printed…
Thor’s hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres

January 6, 2016

Sophisticated features may influence eventual Z-machine rebuild A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to…
Scientists see the light on microsupercapacitors

December 4, 2015

Rice University researchers who pioneered the development of laser-induced graphene have configured their discovery into flexible, solid-state microsupercapacitors…
ORNL demonstrates road to supercapacitors for scrap tires

September 26, 2015

Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in…
Tiny wires could provide a big energy boost

July 7, 2015

Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of…
New technique for ‘seeing’ ions at work in a supercapacitor

June 23, 2015

A new technique which enables researchers to visualise the activity of individual ions inside battery-like devices called supercapacitors,…
Semi-Liquid Battery Almost as Good as its Lithium Ion Counterparts and Supercapacitators

May 25, 2015

Developed by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, the new membrane-free semi-liquid battery, consisting of a liquid…
Scientists create quick-charging hybrid supercapacitors

April 2, 2015

The dramatic rise of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other personal and portable electronics has brought battery technology to…
Silk could be new ‘green’ material for next-generation batteries

March 19, 2015

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today’s electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the…
Laser-induced graphene ‘super’ for electronics

January 15, 2015

Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors,…
Energy storage of the future

October 29, 2014

Personal electronics such as cell phones and laptops could get a boost from some of the lightest materials…
Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

October 3, 2014

StoreDot is a nanotechnology startup company developing a quantum dot-utilizing fast-charging smartphone battery technology. It uses its bio-organic nano-crystal technology  for faster charging…
Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?

August 13, 2014

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting…
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