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Are Ultracapacity Polymeric Supercapacitors viable alternatives to Batteries?

Posted on June 19th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS)

The answer depends on whether the recent advances in supercapacitor development help overcome the disadvantages of the capacitance technology, i.e. small amounts of energy storage.  According to Dr. Brendan Howlin, at the University of Surrey Department of Chemistry, the ultracapacity supercapacitors have the potential to “open the door to unimaginably exciting developments”. Continue reading “Are Ultracapacity Polymeric Supercapacitors viable alternatives to Batteries?” »

Solid State Battery Technology

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Batteries have been in more headlines that many would have liked over the last twelve months. Samsung in particular have had a difficult time. But while recent events have focused attention on some of the shortcomings of current batteries, they’ve also got many of us looking to the future of battery technology. Continue reading “Solid State Battery Technology” »

It’s Time to Start Appreciating Energy Storage

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

“A next-generation smart grid without energy storage is like a computer without a hard drive: severely limited.” Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOm Continue reading “It’s Time to Start Appreciating Energy Storage” »