It can also augment energy storage for grids
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions have come out with a new class of liquids that will enhance the efficiency and stability of supercapacitors. They have also developed a method to reduce the flammability of these devices.
“This proof-of-concept work represents a new paradigm for electrochemical energy storage,” said the researchers in their paper.
Supercapacitors are electrical devices that are used to store a large amount of electrical charge. They are known as double-layer capacitors or ultracapacitors. They store energy and release energy and need a layer of electrolyte.
Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material that can be solid, liquid, or somewhere in between. Electrolytes are very crucial components in the performance of electrochemical supercapacitors.
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06 September 2019