Flexible, foldable supercapacitors for energy storage

Electric energy storage is one of most needed technologies these days. From Electric Cars to wearable gadgets, we need a fast charge high capacity storage. Specifically, in mobile devices and wearable gadgets, it’s important to have a foldable and transparent power storage; and we have achieved an breakthrough in this field.

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(a) schematic of the symmetric paper supercapacitor with the structure of GNPs electrodes (b) image of the fabricated supercapacitor (c) image of paper supercapacitor in bend state. Credit: Heliyon DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00862

Today, if you need to store a large amount of energy, you will typically need to use large, heavy rechargeable batteries. Supercapacitors can do this too, but at a step up: They charge and discharge more quickly than conventional batteries—in minutes rather than hours—and they can be charged and discharged more times over their lifespan.


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