Case Number 117016 - Flexible Micro-Supercapacitor
Contact: Doug Nienaber
Description: Capacitors, as their properties improve, have the potential to replace lithium batteries in consumer electronics—currently a $10 billion market.
Working with Dr. Vesco Shanov in the University of Cincinnati’s Nanoworld Laboratories, researchers have produced a supercapacitor that is:
• small: less than 0.026 cm2 in surface area; less than 0.01 cm in thickness.
• flexible: bendable to 180°
• high performing: an areal energy density of 0.38 µWh/cm2 and power density of 0.86 mW/cm2
In addition to its superior properties, this supercapacitor is also easy to manufacture and to scale up. As an emerging discovery, this supercapacitor has not reached its optimal properties but is being continuously developed and improved with a recent award from NASA.