World : New Type of Electrolyte Can Boost Efficiency of Supercapacitors Used for Energy Storage

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.

 

Source : https://mercomindia.com/electrolyte-boost-efficiency-supercapacitors-energy-storage/

Smart Grid Bulletin August 2019


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