New Supercapacitor Stores Electricity in a Unique Way

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt’s Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory have created a new device that can store and discharge large amounts of electricity, while the device is exposed to vibrations and shock.

The device is a supercapacitor that utilizes electrically charged ions on a porous surface and can charge and discharge in minutes and operate for millions of cycles. Traditional batteries store energy in chemical reactions, can only run for a thousand cycles and take much longer to recharge.

Read more how this new supercapacitor could have applications where researchers want to build the capacity to store electrical energy directly into products.